iPad 5 front panel purportedly caught on camera, makes the tablet look like a bigger iPad Mini
This definitely isn’t the first time we’ve heard that the next full-size iPad will borrow from the iPad Mini in the looks department (especially on its front, since its bezels will apparently undergo some narrowing surgery).
Narrower side bezels can also be observed in the picture below, which according to French website NoWhereElse is showing the next iPad’s front panel. The similarities with the iPad Mini are striking, though it has to be noted that the smaller tablet’s side bezels are even thinner than this.
The information is unconfirmed though, so do take it with a grain of salt. The image above could in fact be of a number of things. It could be an iPad Mini design that got scrapped. It could be showing the front panel of some Chinese knockoff iPad.
That said, since we have already heard some chatter about the iPad 5 using iPad Mini design elements, this does seem more believable. When Apple will announce and launch the next iPad is up for debate at this point, but stay tuned and we’ll let you know when we find out more.