The images show the back plate of an alleged iPad 5 model, and the design is similar to Apple’s iPad Mini, with the latter’s black and slate casing, thinner design, and chamfered edges. According to 9to5Mac’s source, the purported fifth gen iPad will feature a 9.7 inch display and would probably be an LTE model.
Though the device was originally rumored for a March 2013 release, the timing of these leaked images would imply that the fifth generation iPad isn’t quite ready to be unleashed upon the world just yet. Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge reported earlier this week that the latest word on the street is that the iPad 5 won’t see the light of day before October at the earliest.
Though very little is known about the specifics of Apple's next iPad model, we'll be sure to keep you posted as news breaks.