New High Resolution Photos of the iPad 5
New high resolution photos of the alleged iPad 5 have been leaked by C Technology on Sina Weibo (Weibo) – a microblogging social network in China. C Technology has a great track record with leaks of unannounced Apple products in the past.
The new photos show that Apple will be adapting a new in the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad, dubbed iPad 5 by the media.
Based on the leaked images, consumers can expect the following changes in the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad :
- An iPad mini-esque design with slimmer bezels.
- A second microphone on the back panel (top-middle).
- Double speaker at the bottom instead of the single speaker in the fourth generation iPad.
A recent report from the Wall Street Journal indicates that the iPad mini will adapt the same touch panel used in the iPad mini to make it lighter and thinner.
According to the report:
The same touch-panel technology that made the iPad mini thin and light will likely feature in the next iPad, which is currently being produced by Apple Asian suppliers, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
What many consumers generally call a “screen” consists of multiple layers, and the “touch panel” specifically refers to the layer equipped with touch sensors, between the liquid-crystal display and the outermost cover glass. The iPad mini, according to a teardown report by research firm IHS iSuppli, uses a film-based touch panel, which is thinner and lighter than the glass-based touch panel that the current full-size model uses. Following the iPad mini’s success, Apple plans to use the film-based touch panel in its next regular-size iPad, the people said.
Apple is expected to release the iPad 5 and the second generation iPad mini later this year