The fourth generation iPad arrived in October and caught many people by surprise, after all, Apple changed only the connector (exchanging the old, 30-pin, for Lightning) and the tablet’s processor (the A5X for the A6X). Along with it, Apple also launched the iPad mini, but this is a new product, with a different look from its bigger brother.
It is natural, then, to think that at some point in the future Apple will change the current design of the iPad, adopting the characteristics of the mini – rumors covering this abound and we have even seen mockups showing what this fifth generation iPad would look like.
Behold, the 9to5Mac today received the image above, from a supposed Chinese manufacturer of iPad accessories. She claims to have the “prototype case” of the fifth generation iPad, which, as we can see, would be exactly the same as the iPad mini, in a larger version.
If this leak is really hot, it is a sign that Apple’s partners have already put their hands on these prototypes, which may indicate a launch in the first semester (probably in March, as it always happened until Apple broke this cycle with the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad).
On the other hand, there are rumors that the iPad could win a 128GB model of storage soon. Then, the question remains: will it launch a fifth generation iPad with the mini design and capacities up to 128GB? Will it introduce this version with greater capacity for now and leave it to launch the fifth generation iPad only in October, giving a new gas to the current model? Or will none of this happen?
As always, we can only wait …