We’d earlier brought you the first-ever photos of rear cases that were designed for the next-gen iPad. It was a little difficult to verify the authenticity of those images, but the folks at 9to5Mac have now come across another set of images of the rear shell cases for the fifth-gen iPad, which seem to be the real deal.
These pictures of the cases stay true to our previous report that the next iPad will resemble the iPad mini, albeit bigger. The 9.7-inch tablet seems to sport a more squared-off design like the mini and also looks thinner and narrower than the current-gen iPad.
It isn’t clear yet when Apple plans to release its next iteration of the iPad, but we expect it to be somewhere around October this year.