Apple’s fifth generation iPad has been posing for the camera pretty frequently lately. Not too long ago we saw the rear casing of the device and, today, we have a new look at the front-panel.
Above, you can see the entire front of the screen and the black border running around it, suggesting that this is indeed the black iPad 5 instead of the white model. We can also see parts of the digitizer and, if you look closely, you can see that the bezels around the edge of the screen are thinner than the fourth generation iPad. That suggests we’ll see more of an edge-to-edge style design and corroborates nicely with rumors that the tablet will be thinner and lighter than the iPad 4.
According to MacFixitAustralia, which obtained the parts from an Apple supplier, the actual area (read: size) of the screen is the same. The device should offer the same design as the iPad mini – just larger – and there are two flat flex connectors for the screen to attach to the main body of the iPad instead of just a single one.
Apple is expected to unveil the iPad 5 in addition to a new iPad mini sometime in the fall.