New video gives detailed look at alleged iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 shells

By , Sep 6, 2013

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Hot on the heels of a pair of videos that surfaced earlier this week showcasing purported iPad 5 and second generation iPad mini 2 shells, comes a new clip that goes over both components in extreme detail.

The new video takes a look at the iPad 5’s all-new mini-like form factor, and how it compares in size to its predecessor. It also shows differences in the tablets’ buttons, ambient light sensors, and much more…

Here’s the clip, which was posted by DetroitBorg (via 9to5Mac) this afternoon:

While we already knew a lot of the stuff talked about in this video—i.e. the iPad 5 is thinner, has slimmer bezels, et.c—it does show us some things we weren’t aware of. Note the difference in the positioning of the ambient light sensor between the 5 and its predecessor, and how the 5 has individual volume buttons, instead of the old rocker switch.

At this point, we [think we] have a fairly good idea of what to expect in terms of design for Apple’s new full-sized tablet, but we know very little about its internals—outside of a report claiming that it’ll run on a new A7X chip.

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As for the second-gen iPad mini, it’s tough to really glean anything useful from these hands-on photos and videos, considering it looks almost identical to its predecessor. And we have yet to see evidence of a Retina display.

But the fact that these leaked components are popping up more frequently these days means that Apple is likely in ramping up production of the two new tablets, meaning they’re right on schedule for their expected October event.

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  • Markus Hudobnik

    Anyone want to buy my iPad 4?

    In preparation for a retina mini or the slimmer iPad 5

    • chumawumba

      You’re not alone

    • CryptoCoin420

      ebay

  • Moi

    the new design looks a hit

  • chumawumba

    A7X chip on mini 2 would be awesome

    • Mac_Guy

      If thats the case and the Mini stays at the same price point, I will preorder one that day!

      • mehrab

        A retina display
        That design
        Apple ecosystem
        And an a7x for 330? Dream on

  • Taf Khan

    It’s all about the mini retina for me… My 3rd gen has to go!

    • Antzboogie

      Same thing new body lol.

  • Mr. E

    I remember when a leaked picture of an upcoming apple product was huge. Now there’s even videos

  • Hussain Alsanona

    I’ll buy one… kinda beautiful I hope that Apple figure out some awesome technology not just a new design.

  • Chris Gaunt

    It’ll be the fastest, lightest iPad yet.

  • Bashar Al Sayfi

    oh look same shit !

  • n0ahcruz3

    OMG! That ipad mini design is beautiful… Oh wait. Its the same as last year.

    • mehrab

      I would have wanted the design to be changed if the compeitition surpassed apple and beated the ipad minis design overall. But NO NO ONE CAME CLOSE.

      • n0ahcruz3

        I cant argue with that. But we all know its going to be the same design. So leaks like these are not big deal.

      • mehrab

        I cant argue with that either lol.

  • Osama Muhammed

    we all know its gonna look like the mini anyway

  • therealjjohnson

    I still have my iPad 2. Not sure which direction I’m want to go this time around. New iPad or new Mini. I’m leaning towards the mini however.

  • Apanizo2

    What if that cut out was made because apple wants to light up to logo