- Image courtesy of MiniSuit
Continued iPad 5 rumors and information leaks have lead one accessory manufacturer to create a case for the upcoming tablet a bit early even before any features and dimensions have been confirmed by Apple.
A company known as MiniSuit has released its design for the upcoming fifth-generation iPad and has based its design on information received from what it calls a "reliable source."
Receiving information on measurements for a device is a common occurrence for accessory makers and electronics companies know that they need to have a good amount already produced for any gadget's launch. However, making a case solely based on measurements can be a gamble and it is better to wait to have the new device available so that a case can be molded and fits perfectly.
MiniSuit's new case is slimmer than the fourth-generation iPad. This supports many of the recent rumors which have stated that Apple would base the design for the new iPad on the iPad Mini. The back of the case also has an extra hole which is for the microphone. Apple's moving of the microphone has been shown in previous component leaks. It also features slimmer bezels and has the chamfered edges also found on the iPad Mini.
MiniSuit also stated that the fifth-generation iPad will be released in June. This is a bit later than some of the earlier predictions which stated that Apple will release the new tablet in March and a bit earlier than the rumors which pointed to an October release.
The iPad Mini 2 is also rumored to feature a Retina display.
Apple launched two versions of the regular iPad and the iPad Mini in 2012 so anything could happen this year in terms of release schedules.