A new photo of the purported next-generation 9.7-inch iPad has surfaced again. This time Sonny Dickson has posted the photo on his Twitter page.
From the photo, the iPad 5 appears to feature an iPad mini-like design making it narrower and compact.
A recent report from Digitimes suggested that volume production of a new-generation 9.7-inch iPad will begin in July-August with shipments in the third quarter estimated at five million units.
The next-generation 9.7-inch iPad is expected to adopt a thin-film-type touch panel solution to reduce its weight by 20-30% and will adopt a slim bezel design to increase the display area. The new iPad’s industrial design reportedly will also be modified, according to the report.
I’ve received quite a few feedbacks that the above image is that of an iPad mini. This may very well be the case, since the authenticity of this photo cannot be determined. GforGame website publish the same photo and is speculating that this might be a prototype of next–gen iPad mini.