iPad 5 body fully detailed in dozens of leaked high-res images

Some weeks after revealing iOS 7, Apple finally took the wraps off the long-awaited handsets that will run the new OS yesterday, the iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c. As expected, there were no announcements regarding the company’s tablet range, making this the perfect time for a huge album of high-resolution photos to leak, showing off the design of the next iPad.

The images come from regular leaker Sonny Dickson and appear to perfectly match the iPad 5 that popped up in a video last week.

The new iPad’s body is very slightly thinner than its predecessor, and the thickness of its bezels has been reduced while preserving screen size, making the device slightly narrower than the previous iPad. The overall design brings the larger iPad closer to the look of the mini.

The broad consensus is that Apple will announce the new iPad, as well as a new second-generation iPad mini next month. iOS 7, meanwhile, will be made available for existing iPads and iPhones on September 18

Source: Sonny Dickson via BGR | Images via Sonny Dickson

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I duno... iOS 7 just feels literally like a mock up how the graphics are so flat and cheap feeling.... almost like the storyboarding guys said.. hey screw the design lets just use these mockup graphics

neufuse said,
I duno... iOS 7 just feels literally like a mock up how the graphics are so flat and cheap feeling.... almost like the storyboarding guys said.. hey screw the design lets just use these mockup graphics
You can feel the graphics? /S what do the graphics feel like?

Just picking on how you worded what you said, but I do agree, The problem for me is the graphics are to girly. I really got sick of the old UI after 6 years, but this makes me wished they had kept the old UI.

The idea was great, the end result is lame. Jobs certainly would never had let this ride out the door like that. But then again after the iPhone 4 BS, I wouldn't put it past Jobs to let this one slide.

I would rather they had used a color scheme from the 3 5S colors vs what they have now.
And what sucks is, unless you jailbreak you are stuck with it until they change it. At least with Android, if you don't like the skin, you can bring 100% change to it. Windows Mobile in the past allowed for some changes, though it was mostly just the color as Windows Phone is now.

What I don't understand is, skinning is a very easy tool to make right in the OS. The problem as to why Apple wont allow it is simple. The UI change requires changes to system files. if you allow those to be change, you pretty much create a backdoor for hacking.

I think Cook is going to bring down all the hard work Jobs did to get Apple back up.

iPad 4 not 5. The mini should be counted as separate, so in reality there are only 4 main iPads and an iPad mini.

illage3 said,
iPad 4 not 5. The mini should be counted as separate, so in reality there are only 4 main iPads and an iPad mini.

There's 4 iPads released already. iPad 5 is the correct generation. 3 introduced Retina, then shortly after, 4 came out with the Lightning Bolt connector.

Ok i may give apple alot of crap about the products BUT tbh i do admit they are good in terms of build quality and stuff i just hate the company tbh. i hate the fact that every speed bump is absolutely amazing and is better than sliced bread and the fact they "hold back" till techis mature. no they dont its just some extra **** to sell further down the line. like i dunno if the 5s has 800mhz LTE or not but thats what O2 in uk is going to use the 4g if it doesnt support it its bull****. apple products are not innovative in the slightest. how many ppl will get ****ed off about the fingerprint sensor not wokring, itll be fine now give it a cple months first just another gimmick.

android with its octacore stuff is a load of crap as well, we can power up all 8 cores now... why? why bother didnt realise your smartphone can launch nukes for the president. windows phone is the most sensible atm although its obviosuly taken longer to incorporate dual core, quad cores 1080p screns etc but its done it in HALF the time of the competitiotn nokia are leading the way with camera hardware and software and anyone who dismisses nokias accomplishments in this area are idiots cus that is REVOLUTIONARY whether you like it or not.

if apple didnt act like a bull in a china shop omg rounded corners lets spemnd money of suing everyone id have more respect for em, there just children with a fake ID acting older than they are

este said,
Looks cool I guess, but I'm good with my Surface Pro

Had to get this far before someone said they liked it... I'm the same boat as you, love my Surface and wouldn't move to an iPad, because they're completely difference beasts.

But seriously guys, the Apple hate is getting so boring. I've seen it progressing this year more than any other. Even The Verge that was usually full of Apple fanboys is now hating constantly.

Why!? BORING.

There's no hate coming from my end here. I said it looks cool. (There was no sarcasm there either) I got nothing against the device at all. I just like my Surface Pro a bit more. That's all.

If Apple would release some new, innovative hardware we wouldn't see this Apple hate. They brought it upon themselves with that mediocre phone release.

Only reason I want a Surface is because I don't want to buy a MacBook for work when I travel and I can't do what I need to do for work on my iPad.

este said,
There's no hate coming from my end here. I said it looks cool. (There was no sarcasm there either) I got nothing against the device at all. I just like my Surface Pro a bit more. That's all.

I know dude, I was saying good on you for having something positive to say! All my life all I seem to see is people complaining about stuff... does get boring after a while.

ZipZapRap said,
Revolutionary
Noooo. Evolutionary. Just like laptops were huge and big, over time they got smaller. Consoles were big, then they got smaller. Car an trucks were big and then they got smaller. See where I am going with this?

TechieXP said,
Noooo. Evolutionary. Just like laptops were huge and big, over time they got smaller. Consoles were big, then they got smaller. Car an trucks were big and then they got smaller. See where I am going with this?

Whoosh!

glen8 said,
This is the first year I haven't been excited over an apple keynote

Really? You were not even slightly excited about coming to Neowin afterwards and reading all the lame anti-apple comments from people that can't type? Lol

TechieXP said,
There was something the other years to get excited about?

A single sentence post is very unlike you TechieXP. I'm disappointing in you, son.

Shadrack said,

A single sentence post is very unlike you TechieXP. I'm disappointing in you, son.

Haha! I must do better. I didn't realize I was being watched. lol

psionicinversion said,
omg is a cover for another overpriced gadget. OMGGGGGGGGGGG lol

Why is it that all Apple haters can't type?

TechieXP said,
Android and Windows haters can't either

Nope, looking at most of your comments on this forum I would have to say its Apple haters.

psionicinversion said,
i hate the company not the products thats why i give em a hard time. there just a bunch of nobs trying to get waway with as much crap as they can

Such a crusader....

FWIW the iPad is not that overpriced when you compare it against other tablets. iPhones off contract and MacBooks on the other hand...

I bet Apple will trash other tablets with big bezels, forgetting, as always, that its own tablet had a huge bezel, too.

Calling all plumbers... calling all plumbers...

Seriously all these leaks are taking out the magic at the time of actual launch.

Very true, it does seem to be taking the air out of their announcements. Even as a non-fan, I still liked sitting back to watch (or read rather) Apple's releases.

By reducing the size of the bezels are they admitting that on the previous ipad's the bezel left and right side is unnecessary huge?

the better twin said,
No, they're just making the new one more innovative.

I wouldn't necessarily call the reduction of the width of the bezel innovation, more so a slight improvement.

The previous had a massive battery, 42 WHr, larger than 11 inch Macbook Air for example; iPad 2 was 25 WHr, most modern 10 inch tablets are 30 WHr. They had to do that because at the time it needed a power hungry SoC to power the high res display. The new SoC will probably be 28nm, which will cut down power consumption enough to use a smaller battery for same battery life, and utilize the savings in space for thinner bezel and lesser thickness. More importantly, In addition to generational efficiencies in design, remember how much smaller the iPad 2 was compared to iPad 1?

JonnyLH said,

I wouldn't necessarily call the reduction of the width of the bezel innovation, more so a slight improvement.

*whoosh*

0nyX said,
By reducing the size of the bezels are they admitting that on the previous ipad's the bezel left and right side is unnecessary huge?

Companies generally don't "admit" that technology improves over time, because it's assumed people are smart enough to realize this. Sometimes bezels are due to technology limitations. But they can also be of a certain size because Apple (read: Steve Jobs; the original iPad design is from way back, even before the iPhone) thought it might have been nicer with all equal width sides.

Edited by Northgrove, Sep 11 2013, 2:50pm :

0nyX said,
By reducing the size of the bezels are they admitting that on the previous ipad's the bezel left and right side is unnecessary huge?

I am not sure I follow your logic. Anytime anyone makes something better, it means they are admitting their older products are awful?

the better twin said,
No, they're just making the new one more innovative.

Oh man.... that was the chuckle I needed to start my morning. Thank you for that. LOL

0nyX said,
By reducing the size of the bezels are they admitting that on the previous ipad's the bezel left and right side is unnecessary huge?

Did they ever say it was necessary to be huge?

Nexus 7 bezel on the left and right side is unnecessary huge.

Didnt Steve Jobs comment on the wide bezels as saying they were a nice place to position your thumb while holding it and not hitting the screen?

If he did, which I'm 99% sure he did, it was either a design choice or he was making an excuse for the internals needing more room.

AmazingRando said,
Didnt Steve Jobs comment on the wide bezels as saying they were a nice place to position your thumb while holding it and not hitting the screen?

If he did, which I'm 99% sure he did, it was either a design choice or he was making an excuse for the internals needing more room.

Yes, he did, but CEOs say all kinds of stuff. IMO, I do see his point as far as holding the iPad and performing touch gestures on the device. If one of your thumbs is on the screen in order to brace it for the other hand to perform some gesture, then that gesture is not going to not be done right because of the thumb that is bracing the iPad.

This really wouldn't be an issue except that currently the iPad is a heavy device. If they end up trimming the fat I suspect that it will take less effort to hold the device in one hand while performing gestures with the other hand.

the better twin said,
No, they're just making the new one more innovative.
So if Apple removes some bezel its innovative, especially after years of telling you it was the perfect size for holding the iPad in the first place?

TechieXP said,
So if Apple removes some bezel its innovative, especially after years of telling you it was the perfect size for holding the iPad in the first place?

I think there was an intended /s to his post.

TechieXP said,
So if Apple removes some bezel its innovative, especially after years of telling you it was the perfect size for holding the iPad in the first place?

They would claim it would be innovative, magical, really special, etc. lol

AmazingRando said,
Didnt Steve Jobs comment on the wide bezels as saying they were a nice place to position your thumb while holding it and not hitting the screen?

If he did, which I'm 99% sure he did, it was either a design choice or he was making an excuse for the internals needing more room.

He did say that, but I'm pretty sure that upon the release of the ipad mini they said they'd implemented some fancy new algorithm that could detect if your thumbs were just resting on the edge of the screen or whether you were attempting to interact with it, thus removing the need to have the extra wide bezels. Plausible.

Axel said,

He did say that, but I'm pretty sure that upon the release of the ipad mini they said they'd implemented some fancy new algorithm that could detect if your thumbs were just resting on the edge of the screen or whether you were attempting to interact with it, thus removing the need to have the extra wide bezels. Plausible.

Plausible but embarrassing when it took them 2 years to do this.