These images are courtesy of Sonny Dickson. If you haven’t been keeping track, Sonny brought us leaks of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on a nearly daily basis, all of which turned out to be the real deal. You should always take leaked photos with a grain of salt, but my gut says these are probably accurate.
As you can see, the new iPad shares an extremely similar design to the iPad mini. And the new iPad mini design has remained virtually unchanged from the original, though it’s likely to see one big change in the form of a retina display.
Stacked up next to one another, there isn’t quite the same dichotomy of size as there is between the current iPad and iPad mini. That’s because Apple is rumored to have reduced the size of the bezels on the new iPad in order to decrease its overall footprint. A new, thinner, film-based display should help make it thinner and lighter as well.
Other than these images, today’s leak offers no new information about the upcoming iPads or a release date. It was rumored that Apple would introduce the tablets alongside its new iPhones, but that clearly wasn’t the case. Still, it is likely the iPads will see an announcement and release date before the end of the year.
All images from Sonny Dickson.