Sonny Dickson has done it again. The notorious, controversial and very troublesome (for some) young blogger, who’s recently announced his retirement from the “business”, has posted two incredibly detailed hands-on galleries starring the Apple iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 in the past 24 hours.
Or at least what he claims to be legit components used at the making of the two new tabs, of course next to the “old” fourth-gen full-sized iPad and first-gen Mini.
As I’m sure you all know by now, these exact same parts, namely the front panel and rear housing of both new iPads, have been captured on camera before. The last time they even went on to become YouTube stars for a day or so, though the iPad Mini 2 only made a short cameo appearance towards the end.
At this point, it would thus be a huge stretch to doubt the legitimacy of the leaks, even if there’s still a one in a million shot we’re getting hot and heavy for no reason. Assuming that’s not the case (and trust me, it’s not), let’s take a look at some of Sonny Dickson’s high-res new photos and see what they’re all about. Some, because there are just too many to keep count of them all.
First off, let’s get the iPad Mini 2 gallery out of the way really quick. There are almost absolutely no aesthetic differences between it and its predecessor, so there’s really nothing to talk about here. Unless you want to start a debate concerning how Apple is getting lazier and lazier and the parody videos closer and closer to reality.
Meanwhile, the alleged iPad 5, when assembled, is pretty obviously a very different kettle of fish compared with today’s big Apple tab kahuna. It’s thinner, narrower, boxier, rocks slimmer bezels and on the whole it’s just better. Not by a mile, but better, more elegant and sleeker.
Now let’s turn our attention back to the iPhone 5C and 5S, due to be unveiled in a little over 24 hours (and counting). After all, there’s still enough time to dissect the upcoming iPad duo and decide whether or not it ups the ante in any significant way.