Purported next-generation iPad frame compared to current model

Leaked images of the iPad 5's frame showed a device reminiscent of the iPad mini's design style, featuring slightly less bezel and less rounded edges, and now a new video has surfaced showing a purported copy of the frame compared to the current iPad.

The video, uploaded to Unbox Therapy's YouTube, reveals that the next-generation iPad is 17 cm in diameter, which is 1.5 cm less than the diameter of the current iPad. The video's host, who notes he has normal-to-large hands, shows that he can now fit the upcoming device in a single hand thanks to the smaller bezel, a feat he is incapable of doing with the current iPad.

Other changes noted in the video include the volume rocker being split into separate buttons, enhanced speakers and less tapered edges – all features found in the iPad mini.

The video's host doesn't say how he obtained the next-generation iPad's frame, though it appears to be a legitimate copy, sans FCC labels.

Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iPhone as well as a cheaper version of the popular smartphone at a Sept. 10 press event, though recent rumors indicated the next-generation iPad won't be revealed at the same time. During Apple's conference call in April, CEO Tim Cook said the company would reveal some "amazing new hardware" and "surprises" near the end of the year, likely hinting at an iPad press event shortly after the iPhone event.

Source: Unbox Therapy (YouTube) via The Verge

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