New iPad 5 Case Indicates It Will Share iPad Mini’s Narrow Design

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Apple accessory manufacturer MiniSuit thinks they know what the iPad 5 is going to look like. After getting the specifications of the new iPad’s design from what it believes to be a reliable source, the manufacturer has already created a case for the unannounced product.

This afternoon MiniSuit sent out images of their iPad 5 case to show the differences between the size of the iPad 5 and iPad 4. According to their case models, the design of the iPad 5 will be more akin to the iPad mini, with a narrower bezel and slimmer profile.

We’ve seen “leaks” from case manufacturers before that have been completely wrong once Apple’s announced the actual product, so don’t invest too much hope in MiniSuit’s cases. However, recent rumors claim that the iPad 5 will look just like the iPad mini, so these cases might be an accurate representation of the iPad’s future size.

Along with the slimmer design and narrow bezel, it’s rumored that Apple will move the microphone to the rear shell. MiniSuit’s iPad 5 case accommodates the new microphone placement with an extra hole in the middle of the rear shell. To get a better grasp of the rumored iPad 5’s size, along with the iPad mini, check out these mockups.

  • Sebastian Velez

    Looks like an iPad 2/3rd gen than an iPad 4 case since it looks like the case has a 30pin connector opening

  • hanhothi

    Hope they are not going to change the aspect ratio of the screen to long and thin like they did with the stupid iPhone5!

  • bondr006

    @ Sebastian Velez

    The iPad 4 cases are the same as the iPad 2 & 3 cases, and have the same hole in the bottom. At least mine does.

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