Latest Apple leaks: iPad 5, iPhone 5C photos
Leaked images of unreleased Apple hardware have a tendency to arrive a little piecemeal; we’ll get a shot or two of something, then a close-up look at some components a few days later, or maybe a long string where we see nothing new. There may not be any more of a rhyme nor reason to the assortment today, but we do have the pleasure of bringing you some more of this business, with new leaks targeting both the iPhone 5C and iPad 5.
First up: a bunch of pics that supposedly show off the iPad 5’s frame. We’ve seen images purporting to be this hardware a while back, but this is a much more detailed look. It’s reportedly the same height as the iPad 4, but about two centimeters less wide. Notable changes include the addition of stereo speaker grilles along the bottom edge and a redesigned volume control.
We also get to see what may be the camera to arrive in the iPhone 5C. While the very nature of a handset designed with a focus on affordability might suggest sacrifices being made in imaging performance, this one’s supposed to be an eight-megapixel component, just like the current camera on the iPhone 5.
In addition, the 5C is said to cost about $180 to $200 for Apple to produce, and is forecasted to sell in the $350 to $400 range.
We also get a short update on the iPad mini 2, hoping to clarify some of yesterday’s rumors about a non-Retina version: a source claims that even if there is this low-res version of the tablet, a Retina version should still be coming before the end of 2013.