Apple didn’t unveil new iPad tablets during its iPhone press conference on Tuesday. There was still plenty to be excited about, of course, but new iPads just weren’t in the cards. We still have about a month to wait before Apple finally takes the wraps off of its new Retina iPad mini and its completely redesigned full-size iPad tablet but in the meantime, “iPad 5” photos continue to leak. This time around is a bit different, however. We have seen the new iPad’s housing and other components leak dozens of times already, however recent photos published by serial leaker Sonny Dickson show the updated iPad’s shell and front panel in the most stunning high-quality pictures we’ve seen to date. Apple’s new iPad and second-generation iPad mini are expected to be unveiled sometime in October but in the meantime, a handful of images follow below that compare the redesigned iPad to the current model.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.