By Alexandra Burlacu | Sep 09, 2013 11:04 AM EDT
Apple is expected to unveil its new range of hardware soon and a new render of the iPad 5's rumored new design has now emerged.
Highly-anticipated products are always preceded by numerous leaks and speculations and when it comes to Apple, the rumor mill is always churning at full speed. The company has a press event scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, where it is expected to take the wraps off its next-generation iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 5S, and the much-rumored low-cost iPhone 5C.
The iPad 5 and a potential iPad Mini 2 were rumored to make an appearance at the event as well, but Apple will most likely hold a separate iPad event later on, possibly in October.
Meanwhile, leaks continue to emerge in a bid to anticipate Apple's future iPad plans. Sony Dickinson, who has been behind several leaks regarding Apple's upcoming range of devices, has tried to put together all of the leaked parts allegedly for the iPad 5 and created a render. While the rendering is unofficial and purely speculative, it aims to give a glimpse into what to expect from the next-generation iPad.
According to the images posted on the Sony Dickinson website, the upcoming iPad 5 appears to be about two-thirds of an inch narrower than previous iPad iterations. This narrowness is due to a thinner bezel surrounding the display, much like that of the iPad Mini. In addition, the case also seems to lack the 3G plastic insert for the radio antenna found on current 3G iPad models.
Apple has already sent out some colorful invitations for its Sept. 10 event, but did not mention what it will be focusing on. The general expectation is for the company to unveil new iPhones and its latest iOS 7, but some observers still believe that new iPads might make a debut at the event as well.
Whether Apple will focus only on iPhones and its new mobile OS or it will unveil tablets as well remains to be seen. In the meantime, check out Sony Dickinson's website to see what the new iPad 5 design might look like. Keep in mind, however, that the designs are mockups and do not depict the real product.
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