The upcoming iPad refresh is extensively anticipated to take design cues from the iPad mini. Several reports and leaked pictures seem to verify the new look, consisting of snaps of revamped back iPad 5 panels and even a video revealing a partially assembled iPad 5. It comes as no surprise that even more parts have surfaced, this time in Australia.

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Photos from MacFixit further verify thinner bezels on the front iPad 5 panel. While the screen size remains the like the present model tablet, Apple clearly plans to cut the bezel thickness to more closely match the proportions of the iPad mini. The brand-new tablet will likely maintain the exact same Retina screen discovered in the 4th generation iPad.

The iPad Screen/Digitizer part is explained in detail by MacFixit, which plans to upload rates and availability information when the item is in stock.

– The display area coincides as the iPad Retina.
– The edges of the frame are narrower using the same design as the iPad mini.
– The ITO (Indium tin oxide) coincides as the iPad mini.
– There are now 2 ports rather of 1.
– The connectors have actually been changed from FFC (Flat Flexible Cable, like the iPad 2/3/4) to FPC (Flexible Printed Circuits, like the iPhone 4/5).

Reports indicate the iPad 5 has different volume up/down buttons much like the iPad mini. The brand-new hardware could consist of a number of internal updates, including an Apple A7 processor.

When it concerns the smaller tablet, Apple is expected to introduce a Retina screen iPad mini 2 around the same time as the iPad 5. Reports of production hold-ups put the device launch as late as next spring, however various other reports point to an October release, ahead of the holiday buying season.