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Purported fifth-gen iPad cases reveal new iPad mini-inspired design

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:40PM EST
iPad 5 Design

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A number of reports have suggested that Apple (AAPL) plans to redesign its fifth-generation iPad to resemble the smaller iPad mini. Purported images of the next-generation tablet surfaced last month that seemingly confirmed the company’s plans, and now additional images of iPad 5 cases were discovered on Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba that further support rumors of the tablet’s upcoming redesign. Third-party case makers sometimes have reliable supply chain sources that feed them information and allow them to get a jump on the competition with cases for unreleased and unannounced products. While this is no guarantee that the designs pictured are accurate, it’s one more piece of a puzzle that points to a major overhaul for the fifth-generation iPad. Images of  the cases follow below.

Dan joins the BGR team as the Android Editor, covering all things relating to Google’s premiere operating system. His work has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn’t testing the latest devices or apps, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.