After leaking the first hands-on images of Apple’s 5th-gen iPad in late September, well-known Apple supply chain insider Sonny Dickson is once again back at his game. This time around, he shares a fresh crop of detailed images of Apple’s 5th-gen iPad in the Space Grey color introduced with the iPhone 5S.
Unlike Dickson’s previous leaked images, this latest set is much, much more clear, also includes helpful angle shots that give a much better visual perspective of how thin the end device will ultimately be. It’s pictured next to an identical casing in the alternate “Silver and White” color option. The gallery seems to show a component very similar to the TouchID sensor found in the iPhone 5S.
The photos show more or less exactly what we expect to see after months of rumors and various reports. Assuming that the parts are authentic – and there’s no real reason to be suspicious that they are not, the 5th-gen iPad will essentially resemble a larger version of the iPad mini, with slimmer side bezels. The device will also likely be significantly slimmer and lighter than the previous two generations of the iPad.
Even better, the images light up with previous leaked components (including a rear shell that leaked clear back in January), further adding to their legitimacy. Every indication thus far suggests that a thinner, lighter 5th-gen iPad will be introduced at Apple’s recently-confirmed media event on October 22nd. The only question remaining is: Are you ready?
A few highlights can be seen in the gallery above. To see the full collection of images – including additional leaked components, such as what appears to be the home button assembly, head on over to the original post at SonnyDickson.com.