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  • Is This The Rear Casing of Apple's iPad 5?


    It's a burning question across the blogosphere at this hour: Are these really images of the iPad 5's rear casing?

    That's certainly what we're being told.

    On Tuesday, the blog Tactus first published the images that purportedly show us more evidence that the next-generation iPad will closely resemble the look and feel of the iPad mini.

    One of my Gadget spies has just sent through these images of the latest mould for iPad 5 case...

    The notion of a new full-size iPad with smaller bezel also gained support last week, when photos of a supposed cover glass surface for a new iPad appeared online. The components pictured also had shallow rounded corners like the mini does.
    So... are these pics definitely legitimate? Can't say for sure. But the poster sounds pretty confident - and not only of the veracity of these pics. Tactus also says the iPad 5 will be announced June 18th and subsequently launched on June 27th.

    Source: Tactus
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Is This The Rear Casing of Apple's iPad 5? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 16 Comments
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      So there colors. Wouldn't that also support that the iPhone 5s is getting colors as well like we've seen in the past?
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      Dear lord. Apple have one amazing design for a product so they then make every product exactly the same -.- they need to do a new design. If the rumors are right and the next iPhone is going to be from a design of Steve jobs own, they should make the newest iPad like that not like the last generation devices.
    1. ByteArt's Avatar
      ByteArt -
      Well that's a lot better than Samsungs strategy of making one ****** design language and making all they're product mimic it
    1. Outrager's Avatar
      Outrager -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      So there colors. Wouldn't that also support that the iPhone 5s is getting colors as well like we've seen in the past?
      I think those are just third party cases so the manufacturer can have whatever colors they want. It's not the metal back of the actual iPad 5. It's what you put your iPad into to protect it.
    1. MacDevil7334's Avatar
      MacDevil7334 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mc-Lovin_341 View Post
      Dear lord. Apple have one amazing design for a product so they then make every product exactly the same -.- they need to do a new design. If the rumors are right and the next iPhone is going to be from a design of Steve jobs own, they should make the newest iPad like that not like the last generation devices.
      What did you have in mind? If the rumors are to be believed, the next iPad is going to be thinner, lighter, and have stereo speakers like the mini. What else do you thin should be changed?
    1. djmexi's Avatar
      djmexi -
      how smart are you people? thats clearly a case.
    1. Mc-Lovin_341's Avatar
      Mc-Lovin_341 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MacDevil7334 View Post
      What did you have in mind? If the rumors are to be believed, the next iPad is going to be thinner, lighter, and have stereo speakers like the mini. What else do you thin should be changed?
      I would like to see speakers on the front of the device to stop buffled sound when holding the device. Just like the HTC one. If anyone could pull that off on a tablet it would be Apple. I have the iPad 2 but much prefer the feeling of iPad 1 in my hand so maybe a more ergonomic body.
    1. iPodTouch149's Avatar
      iPodTouch149 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Outrager View Post
      I think those are just third party cases so the manufacturer can have whatever colors they want. It's not the metal back of the actual iPad 5. It's what you put your iPad into to protect it.
      Ringo's got it!
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MacDevil7334 View Post
      What did you have in mind? If the rumors are to be believed, the next iPad is going to be thinner, lighter, and have stereo speakers like the mini. What else do you thin should be changed?
      The ipad mini doesn't have stereo speakers!!!!
    1. hxclos's Avatar
      hxclos -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      The ipad mini doesn't have stereo speakers!!!!
      Yes, it does. http://m.cnet.com/news/apple-the-ipad-mini-has-stereo-speakers/57543714?ds=1

      Quote Originally Posted by djmexi View Post
      how smart are you people? thats clearly a case.
      I agree. I don't know whether to laugh or shake my head.
    1. Nikhil Gorwani's Avatar
      Nikhil Gorwani -
      Thanks for the sneak peek
    1. taz1981m's Avatar
      taz1981m -
      Am I missing something or is there no spot for a camera?
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by taz1981m View Post
      Am I missing something or is there no spot for a camera?
      ? Top left corner, the cases appear to have a cutout for it.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      I'm sure it's already been said, but one glance at those tells you that it's a smart case knock-off and not a mold or a a "rear casing"/housing. You can even see the front flap and the cuts that allow the film to wrap around. You can even see the stitching on the screen-facing fabric side underneath. WTF are you guys smoking?
    1. i.Annie's Avatar
      i.Annie -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      I'm sure it's already been said, but one glance at those tells you that it's a smart case knock-off and not a mold or a a "rear casing"/housing. You can even see the front flap and the cuts that allow the film to wrap around. You can even see the stitching on the screen-facing fabric side underneath. WTF are you guys smoking?
      People know those are cases. The cases are observed to determine the shape and size of the possible new device as well as other changes that may have been included.

      You are misinterpreting the article.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by i.Annie View Post
      People know those are cases. The cases are observed to determine the shape and size of the possible new device as well as other changes that may have been included.

      You are misinterpreting the article.
      No. The article is mistitled. Stop making excuses for sloppy journalism. Simple fact: These are not the "rear casing." The article says "rear casing." These are external protective "cases" that imply a different potential speaker location by the lightning connector, but the article asks "Are these really images of the iPad 5's rear casing?" Answer: NO. That wasn't even the right question, genius.