Are you sure this is not an iPad mini? The above figure is an Apple iPad 5 photo that recently explosured on IT media, but it looks exactly the same with the iPad mini that just released less than two months. As there is no reference as comparison, the size of the product in the photo can not be determined, it can only be seen from the photo details that the iPad 5 uses the same aluminum alloy.
It has been reported that iPad 5 may be released in March next year, the time can be exact as Apple released the new iPad in March 2012. The iPad 5 appearance, in addition to be very similar with the iPad mini, it also has the iPhone’s ultra-thin style, the thickness can be 9.4mm or less, which will completely change the trend that two generations of iPad thickness increase.
Although the message is not confirmed, if the message that Japanese media Macotakara reported is true, then Apple should have started to begin preparations for iPad 5 release, even through there are still a few months time, but it is inevitable there will be a variety of real machine parameters and photo leaked during these days.