Rumored 'iPad mini 2' and 'iPad 5' shells get detailed comparison in new video

Apple iPad miniThe short video, uploaded to Unbox Therapy's YouTube channel, features what appears to be "leaked" rear casings supposedly bound for Apple's next-generation iPad and iPad mini. While pictures of the parts have been circulating for some time, the clip offers a closer look at how the two tablets may compare when released.

In Wednesday's comparison, the shells' dimensions were compared and contrasted. Most interesting is a nearly identical thickness, or depth, suggesting the upcoming 9.7-inch iPad has slimmed down from the current generation.

Both shells share the same design carried over from the existing iPad mini, with curved, non-tapered edges and a substantially flat back. The shared design would bring parity to Apple's tablet lineup, making a decision to buy more about specifications than looks.

Apple iPad mini 2

Also of note are the "mirrored" Apple logos, which look to be made of polished metal. The current iPad features a plastic covered cutout that doubles as an antenna window, while the iPad mini's Apple logo is merely polished out of the aluminum case.

Unsurprisingly, the supposed next-gen iPad mini shell bears no significant changes from the current model. There has been little to no talk of major design changes since iPad mini rumors began to circulate earlier this year. Most speculation has been concerned with internal upgrades, or more specifically, the inclusion of a Retina display.

Whether the next-gen mini will boast a high-resolution screen like its bigger brother is a hotly contested topic, though reports from August claim Apple's display suppliers are already ramping Retina panel production for a fall launch.

Source: AppleInsider

Tags: Apple, iPad, tablets

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
 
Highlights of the new feature update include a tweaked interface with Fluent Design elements
 
It’s now open to third-party developers and designed for smart home devices
 
Prices start at $1499 for the 13.5-inch model and $2499 for the 15-inch model
 
Users claim the Start menu isn’t working after the upgrade
 
It will release its first all-purpose AI chips by the end of 2017
 
Android 8.1 Oreo arriving on Pixel phones "in the coming weeks"
 
The Snapdragon 636 also comes with support for modern ultra-wide FHD+ displays
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)