Alleged iPad 5 Schematics Reveal Much Thinner Frame

by Brandon Russell | June 29, 2013

Leaked schematics for the upcoming fifth generation iPad indicate a much thinner model is inbound, with a design ethos similar to Apple’s iPad mini. Acquired by, the alleged blueprints reveal the device will be just 7.9mm thick—the iPad mini is 7.2mm—which is a lot slimmer than Apple’s current model.

In the comparison mockup above, you can see how big of a difference the redesign could make as far as thickness—it’ll also allegedly somewhere narrower and not quite as tall. 9to5Mac provided our best look at how an iPad mini-like design would translate to a larger model, and it definitely looks very slick. It’s not difficult to predict Apple moving in this direction with its best-selling tablet, especially when one of the more liked features of the mini was its design.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...