by Joe White
October 2, 2013
In a new video, Unbox Therapy goes hands-on with the purported "space gray" version of Apple's forthcoming iPad 5. As a reminder, this isn't the first video brought to us by Unbox Therapy. Last week, the YouTube channel published a video of an iPad 5-compatible Smart Cover, along with a first-look at second-generation iPad mini parts. Now, however, Unbox Therapy has gone hands-on with Apple's space gray iPad 5. If legitimate, the video indicates that Apple's fifth-generation iPad is indeed set to launch in the new color (as expected), and it also suggests that an iPad mini-like design could see the 9.7-inch tablet maintain its screen size while decreasing its overall surface area. The parts available to Unbox Therapy curiously feature no magnets for a compatible Smart Cover, which is odd considering the upcoming iPad 5-compatible accessory appeared online recently in a separate video. In addition, since a black front bezel accompanies the iPad's space gray back, and a white bezel accompanies the silver-backed iPad 5, it's likely that the fifth-generation iPad will follow Apple's iPhone 5s and will be available in a gold version, too. Here's the video, see what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gmiu3QeCww&feature=player_embedded
If you can't see the above video, please click this link.Apple is expected to announce its next-generation iPads at a special media event later this month. Though if one recent report is indeed accurate, it could be that an iPad mini with Retina display won't launch until 2014. See also: Hulu Plus App For iOS Updated With Support For Google Chromecast On iPad, Apple Successfully Patents ... One Of Its Shanghai Retail Stores?, and Sing! Karaoke Developer Smule Launches New Web-Based Music Social Network.