The secret iPad supply chain is starting to look as leaky as the roof of my 100-year-old building during a rainstorm. Only instead of aluminum saucepans covering every flat surface, there are aluminum iPad 5 parts strewn all across internet rumor sites.
The latest is this rather convincing effort from Unbox Therapy, and shows just how small the new iPad 5 case is compared to the fat monster we’re forced to use at the moment.
The comparison of front panels is interesting, but it’s when you get around the back that you see just how much this looks like a big mini, complete with mini-style volume switch and double (stereo) speaker grilles. The case also seems a little thinner, and whilst it’s the same height, the design is also a lot narrower thanks to the chopping off of those big bezels – the video shows that it can be held in one hand quite comfortably.
Things are getting exciting. I still don’t know which iPad I’ll choose: the slimmer 5 or the retina mini, but it won;t be long before I can check them out in person.