The French site NoWhereElse has posted photos of the rear panel of the alleged iPad 5. The images show a silver casing, which has been seen in a number of leaks before as well. It is expected the next-generation iPad will use touch panel technology similar to that that of the iPad mini in order to achieve a smaller size.
The image also shows what could be an iPad mini rear panel, but we are not sure if it belongs to the current iPad mini or the second generation model.
The rumor mill has generated a number of leaks in the past that show us the images of the panel of the upcoming iPad 5. Rumors also suggest the next generation iPad—along with the retina powered iPad mini 2—will see daylight by the end of this year, most probably by the end of October in a dedciated press event.
Apple is expected to hold an event on September 10th to unveil the upcoming iPhone updates. Apple is also expected to unveil iOS 7 at the same event, and you never know…we may end up seeing the upcoming iPad lineup as well, or, at the least, details about the iPad event. Let’s just wait for an official announcement and see how much truth lies in all these rumors.