Posts for Tablet Category

Leaked Case Displays iPad Pro Design

Sonny Dickson

We’ve heard many rumors about Apple planning to add one more model to its current iPad lineup. This new iPad is being referred to as the “iPad Pro.” It’s expected to measure somewhere in between 12.2 to 12.9 inches, meaning it will be larger than the iPads currently available. We’ve been able to get our hands on some cases that claim to be made for Apple’s new tablet. The iPad Pro seems to resemble the current iPads with the addition of stereo speakers that are located on the top and bottom of the device. None of its other components such as the iSight camera and Touch ID button seem to have moved position.

We’ve heard rumors of the iPad Pro is being equipped with multiple ports just like some of the very early iPad 1G prototypes and as it seems the cases we have show that the iPad will in fact have two ports, one at the bottom of the device and one on its side. It’s still unclear whether they will both be Lightning ports or USB-C. Continue Reading

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A Detailed Look at Apple’s 5th-gen iPad Design in Space Gray

Sonny Dickson

We’ve already seen numerous leaks of various next-gen iPad hardware, but much of it has been relatively low quality up to this point. We’ve gotten our hands on a number of sharp high-res images of the Space Grey 5th-gen iPad casing and front panel. Notably, it shows off the highly anticipated slimmer iPad-mini like design it is expected to launch with. We have also compared the Space Grey 5th generation iPad shell to the silver one for comparison. The design differences compared to the 4th generation are both apparent and extremely welcome, and we can’t wait to get our hands on one in person. Take a look at the full gallery below, and let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments! Continue Reading

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Hands-On With The iPad Mini 2 in Space Gray

Sonny Dickson

We’ve already seen numerous leaks of various next-gen iPad hardware, but until now, we haven’t gotten a serious look at the new color options for the upcoming 2nd-gen iPad mini. We’ve gotten our hands on some great photos of the new iPad mini’s rear casing in Space Grey (introduced with the iPhone 5S) – and just as we imagined, it looks absolutely incredible.

As expected, it also shows off a design extremely similar to the current iPad mini, suggesting that most of the changes will happen to the device’s internal hardware rather than its physical design. One interesting design revision is the removal of the “polished on” Apple logo. This method has been replaced by a polished insert that fits in a cutout of the case. Take a look and see for yourself! Would you buy an iPad mini in Space Grey? Let us know in the comments!
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A Detailed Look at Apple’s 2nd-gen iPad Mini Design

Sonny Dickson

We’ve already seen numerous leaks of various next-gen iPad Mini hardware, but much of it has been relatively low quality up to this point.

We’ve gotten our hands on a number of sharp high-res images of the 2nd-gen iPad Mini casing and front panel. Notably, it shows off small design differences compared to the first generation iPad mini.

Take a look at the full gallery below, and let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments!

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Hands-On With iPad 5 Rear Shell With Front Panel

Sonny Dickson

You’ve no doubt already seen our leaked rear shells for both the iPad mini and 5th-gen iPad as well as our exclusive images of the iPad 5 front panel. So, how can we make this even better? By comparing them side-by-side in high quality images, of course! Like before, this shell indicates that Apple will be bringing the iPad mini design language over to the full size iPad. This means that there will be slimmer side bezels, a less rounded design, and chamfered edges running along the perimeter of the device.

Take a look below to see how they compare “in the flesh”, and let us know what you think by sounding off in the comments! Continue Reading

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Hands-On With iPad 5 Back Housing

Sonny Dickson

Following yesterday’s leak of the front panel for Apple’s upcoming 5th-gen iPad, we’ve also managed to get our hands on the rear metal shell! This shell indicates that Apple will be bringing the iPad mini design language over to the full size iPad. This means that there will be slimmer side bezels, a less rounded design, and chamfered edges running along the perimeter of the device. Together, these images provide a great deal of perspective on what we can expect from the next iPad.

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Hands-On With iPad 5 Front Panel

Sonny Dickson

In the latest round of Apple part leaks, we just got our hands on the front panel for Apple’s 5th-generation iPad.

The part doesn’t feature many surprises. Indeed, it’s pretty much exactly what we’ve come to expect, featuring slimmer side bezels that resemble the iPad mini, which gives the glass panel an overall slimmer, more modern look. In addition to the slimmer side bezel that you see in the photo, it’s likely that the finished 5th-gen iPad will also feature a slimmer and lighter design than it’s predecessor.

As Apple continues to improve the technology behind their Retina displays to reduce the display bulk and power consumption, we begin to get a better idea of what their vision for a full-sized iPad might be for a while – there’s little doubt they would have opted for a design like this with their 4th-gen iPad had the technology been available and cost affordable at the time.

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Hands-On With iPad Mini 2 Back Housing

Sonny Dickson

Just when you thought we were done with Apple part leaks, we’ve just gotten our hands on the iPad Mini 2 Back Housing.

As expected, the design doesn’t seem to vary significantly (or at all) from the original iPad mini design. In reality, the most significant change expected to come to the iPad mini 2 is a high-resolution Retina display. One notable design change over the previous generation is the removal of the “polished on” Apple logo, this logo has been replaced with a polished insert on the back of the casing.

Other changes will likely include a much faster Apple-designed processor, improved graphics hardware, and wider LTE support.

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Hands-On With Apple’s Unique Dual-Microphone iPad Mini Prototype

Sonny Dickson

According to our sources, Apple had originally planned to incorporate what appears to be a second microphone in the recent version of the iPad mini.

The photo’s below shows the prototype iPad mini with an extra hole centered atop the rear of the device. It is unclear as to why Apple withheld the second microphone from the final product release, my guesses would be that it was axed out to cut down on cost, or to be preserved for a future generation iPad mini.

The current generation iPad mini only features one microphone on the the top of the device. Current generations of the iPhone have a second microphone that is used to improve audio quality during phone calls, shooting video, and using Siri, so it doesn’t make much sense for Apple to neglect that feature on the current generation mini. Continue Reading

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A Close-Up Look at Apple’s Never-Before-Seen Internal “MMI” Software (Captured from an iPad 2 Prototype)

Sonny Dickson

Apple is about as meticulous about leak control as a dentist is about a patient brushing their teeth. There is no better way to exemplify Apple’s precautions than to show something that has been in captivity for quite some time.

Apple’s SwitcherBoard app is well-hidden, it was recently removed from the Apple Store and it is now hidden with link-only availability that can only be only downloaded with certain keychains and a specified VPN. Continue Reading

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