Apple's thinner, lighter iPad 5 could look like this
- 19 January, 2013 08:18
A designer has created a 3D model to illustrate what Apple's iPad 5 could look like, based on the latest rumours that suggest that Apple's fifth-generation iPad will be thinner and lighter than the iPad 4, adopting a similar design to the iPad mini.
Designer Martin Uit Ultrecht published his concept designs on 3DExport, explaining that the model is based on the accurate model he made of the iPad mini, but with the 10in screen size of the full-size iPad.
Earlier this week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has correctly predicted Apple launches in the past, said that he expects the iPad 5 to implement the software used in the iPad mini to prevent unwanted responses when users accidentally touch the edges of the screen when using the device in one hand. This will allow the iPad to have narrower borders like its smaller counterpart.
Above: Ultrecht's illustration of the iPad mini and current full-size iPad, with the predicted design of the iPad 5 in the middle
While some analysts have predicted a March launch for the iPad 5, as Apple introduces a biannual product cycle, Kuo believes that the tablet won't be unveiled until the third quarter of the year.
Kuo's predictions also include a Retina iPad mini 2, which he will launch at the same time as the next generation 10in iPad.
For more images of the iPad 5 3D model, check out Ultrecht's gallery here.
- MSP Guides for effective Endpoint Management Solutions
- Smart Cloud Provisioning: Low Cost and highly Scalable Entry Point into Cloud Computing
- New Gateway Anti-Malware Technology Sets the Bar for Web Threat Protection (Sponsored by McAfee)
- McAfee Whitepaper: Building the Business Case for Privacy
- Modernizing Security for the Small and Mid-Sized Business – Recommendations for 2013 (Sponsored by McAfee)
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: Look beyond Cloud infrastructure, says Liang
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: Qureshi addresses the trend of ‘mojility’
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: IT needs to be empowered, says Sallam
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: Christiancen highlights the need for collaboration
- CITRIX SYNERGY ’13: Devices will change how people work, says Duursma
Attack on Telenor was part of large cyberespionage operation with Indian origins: report
Box buys iOS app to improve its own
Growing mobile malware threat swirls (mostly) around Android
Barracuda Networks raises free capacity of Copy.com to 15GB
Coke gives peace a chance ( +16 photos)