Purported “iPad 5” Back Plate Surfaces With Looks Akin To iPad Mini, Could Launch This March – [PHOTOS]

Purported “iPad 5” Back Plate Surfaces With Looks Akin To iPad Mini, Could Launch This March – [PHOTOS]


As we countdown to Apple’s Spring media event, a number of purported photos have surfaced this week which claim to show the back plate of the company’s fifth-generation iPad.

The photos, (acquired by 9to5Mac), are in line with recent reports that suggest the iPad 5 will carry a similar aesthetic design to the recently launched “iPad Mini”, showing the tablet to have a slightly thinner overall profile and chamfered edges.

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The publication notes that it “cannot confirm” the legitimacy of the photos shown above, but notes that the shots do appear to show “solid representation” of what Apple’s next-generation iPad may look like.

The surfacing of the photos arrives following a separate report by Macotakara in late December, in which the site claimed that Apple’s fifth-generation iPad was solidly on track for a March 2013 debut.