The iPad 5 shell gets assembled for the first time, thin and narrow (video)

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We already got the aluminum backplate of the next generation iPad as well as its iPad mini-style front leak out, and now the two have been assembled together as a shell for your viewing pleasure by the Apple-centric Mac Otakara blog from Japan.

The dimensions are said to be 240x168x7.9 mm, meaning a thinner tablet with less bezel compared to the iPad 4’s 9.50×7.31×0.37 inches (241.2×185.7×9.4 mm) dimensions.

The iPad 5 is expected to be much lighter, too, and the way Apple has achieved those svelte dimensions, welcoming its aluminum clad tablet in the sub-8mm club, is by using slimmer battery and display panels with more streamlined components, compared to what’s in the iPad 4.


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