New images have surfaced of what may be our first look at the iPad 5.
Obtained by 9to5Mac from a accessories maker in China, the photos show the rear-panel of a 9.7-inch iPad, with a similar look and feel to Apple’s recently released iPad mini. The panel is all black, with an iridescent black apple in its center, and looks to be almost as thin as its pint-sized counterpart.
The images on 9to5Mac fall in line with an iLounge report from last week. In that report the writer claimed to have spent time with the iPad 5, and described the tablet as a “stretched iPad mini.” Smaller than the current iPad, the device he saw had relatively no left or right bezels, with the only area around the screen being that required for the camera and home button.
Originally rumored to be launching in March, current rumors point to the next-generation iPad launching in October. Apple is also rumored to be launching a 128GB version of the iPad 4 in the coming months.