By Stephen Schenck | April 22, 2013 12:37 PM
Apple’s next iPad has found itself the subject of a growing number of leaks over the past couple weeks, revealing both a possible front panel for the iPad 5, showing off a shrunken-down bezel, as well as a potential case design, confirming a narrower build. Today we’ve got a new leak to gawk at, and while it’s a bit hard to appreciate all by its lonesome, it’s still something new, appearing to show the new iPad’s rear panel.
Without a sense of scale or an older component in the shot to compare against, it’s a little more difficult to appreciate this image than, say, the look at the old and new cases we got. Still, it certainly appears narrower than we’re used to, and could look right at home with that front panel we’ve already seen.
The source behind this image takes some stabs at iPad 5 specs, but for the moment they sound a whole lot more like speculation than anything based on actual run-ins with the hardware. That’s not to say that we don’t expect to see a more powerful SoC or a new screen design in the iPad 5, but we just aren’t getting any evidence of that from this panel.