Leaked iPad 5 Front Panel and Digitizer? [Photos]

Posted August 9, 2013 at 7:36am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12594 views

Macfixit Australia has posted photos allegedly of the front panel and digitizer assembly for the upcoming iPad 5.

As expected the side bezels are narrower than the current generation iPad. The site also notes that there are two connectors rather than one and that the connectors have been changed from flat flexible cable to flexible printed circuits.

Our supplier claims this is the new iPad 5 Screen/Digitizer:
- The display area is the same as the iPad Retina.
- The edges of the frame are narrower using the same style as the iPad mini.
- The ITO (Indium tin oxide) is the same as the iPad mini.
- There is now 2 connectors instead of 1.
- The connectors have been changed from FFC (Flat Flexible Cable, like the iPad 2/3/4) to FPC (Flexible Printed Circuits, like the iPhone 4/5).

Take a look at the photos below. Apple is rumored to be unveiling the iPad 5 next month. You might also be interested in checking out this video that was posted on YouTube by Japanese blog Mac Otakara and allegedly shows a next generation iPad with a translucent Apple logo and thinner bezels.

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Patience Is A Virtue - August 9, 2013 at 12:55pm
Boy, did some of us readers wake up on the wrong side of the bed? It's just like any story on new leaks of parts. Dam, people give the site a break.
Great. - August 9, 2013 at 10:02am
Yeah, how does this help the consumer? Can we buy just this part now? Is this information going to assist in our purchasing the iPad?
Your Mommy - August 9, 2013 at 8:21am
Omg i could give less of a flying fish what the leaks and shït is. Tell me when it actually comes out.
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