9to5Mac has an image that shows a prototype design for the next iPad and guess what, it looks a lot like the iPad Mini. These pictures are only unconfirmed images, but if proven to be real, it looks like the big iPad might follow in the iPad Mini’s footstep of lovely chamfered edges.
Taking a closer look at these leaked pictures, the rumoured next iPad backing looks nearly as thin as the iPad Mini. What’s also interesting is that if Apple was using this case for the next iPad, the big iPad will have the same thin bezel of the iPad Mini. A MacRumors forum member posted a picture depicting the 9.7-inch screen size of the current iPad on the rumoured case:
You can see how thin the iPad would be, if it used this rumoured casing:
Though it seems like we’re early in the process for iPad rumours if Apple follows suit with its spring launch for iPads, like it has in years past, we’re about right on schedule for an avalanche of new iPad rumours. Get ready. [9to5Mac]