by Joe White
October 17, 2013
Popular case maker ZAGG has published images of an iPad 5-compatible keyboard case online, showing off a fifth-generation iPad mockup that appears to feature a thinner iPad mini-style bezel. Though the Web page has since been pulled, 9to5Mac shares the images of ZAGG's iPad 5 offerings in the above screenshot. As you can see, the backlit keyboard cases - which will be available in both black and white - accommodate the anticipated iDevice's thinner bezel. As the website indeed explains:
While this case does not provide any breakthrough details about Apple’s new iPad, it does demonstrate that case makers expect that the iPad 5 will look just like the several leaks over the course of last many months.Most reports circulating online indicate that Apple's fifth-generation iPad will borrow from the form factor of the 7.9-inch iPad mini, and will offer users an iDevice with a thinner bezel and smaller overall surface area. That being said, the iPad 5 will nevertheless maintain a 9.7-inch screen. As such, case makers must alter their designs for the iPad 5, since its dimensions differ from the previous versions of Apple's larger tablet. Apple is holding a media event on Oct. 22, at which it's expected to announce its iPad 5, iPad mini, a refreshed MacBook Pro, and the launch dates for its Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks. One recent report claimed that the new iPads will reach Apple Store shelves before the end of October. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: What Secrets Does Device 6 Hold? Find Out In Simogo's Newest Game For iOS, Could T-Mobile Offer Apple's New iPads From Launch Day?, and CSR Racing Makes Way For CSR Classics, Featuring Some Of The Finest Cars Ever Made.