There is a lot of excitement that the upcoming release date dates of Apple tablet devices have generated, and rightfully so in light of the immense popularity that these enjoy. Adding fuel to the fire is the recent spate of rumors concerning the iPad 5 as well as the iPad Mini 2 that have hit the virtual world.
Take for instance the most recent of these that provides us with a generous glimpse of what to expect with the next generation Apple tablets. While there is no dearth of rumors centered on the new iPad range, the latest of these courtesy of Sonny Dickson does provide some new light on what the new Apple tablet will be like from a design perspective.
Now Sonny Dickson is a name that has become synonymous to leaks on all things Apple. He manages to do that by maintaining close contacts not with Apple directly but with the people who supply Apple the components that go into the making of their final products. Off late, Sonny has posted some pictures that give us a clear proof of the iPad 5 being significantly smaller in size compared to the iPad 4. The picture is much like a comparator with the iPad 5 set above the iPad 4 and the difference is quite distinct and evident.
The difference in the design is the significantly narrow bezel that the iPad 5 incorporates. This makes the tablet as a whole as well as the display look smaller even though in reality the actual display screen are of the same dimension. The difference in bezel is only on the sides and not for the top and bottom of the device. The power button appears to be smaller in the photo and volume as well as orientation keys have been given a different shape which is more akin to the iPad Mini.
Coming to the thickness aspect of the two, what is also evident from the leaked images is that the iPad 5 will also be thinner than the iPad 4. The speakers have been left at the back of the set as in the case of iPad 4 albeit the grilles have been given an additional angular layout.
As for the release date of the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2, the widely accepted viewpoint is that Apple will be releasing them during fall though there are no specific launch dates available as yet. Apple has an event lined up on September 10 though that is likely to be reserved exclusively to the iPhone 5 and the budget iPhone 5C release date.