As the end of the iPad refresh cycle draws near, the number of rumors and “leaked parts” continues to rise. The latest “leaked” images claiming to show a black version of the 9.7-inch tablet’s digitizer. The supposed “iPad 5” photos come from an Australian repair company named Macfixit, which posted the part up for sale on its website. The component currently shows a status of being ‘sold out” with the company’s description of the part reading the following:
So it looks like we've got a preview of the replacement screen for the iPad 5 which is not even out yet!
For those of you who didn’t already know, Apple is widely expected to debut a refreshed full-size iPad this upcoming fall. One with a design that is more in line with the iPad mini’s curved edges and sleek profile. Although it is unknown when Apple plans to release the next iPad, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo typically has a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s product launches. You can expect the next-gen 9.7-inch iPad to make its debut in the third quarter of 2013.
Source: Macfixit via MacRumors