What could be parts from the next iPad have shown up in a new video, placing them side by side with the current model. And if these parts are genuine, the new version will have a much thinner bezel, making it narrow enough to wield in one hand.
The video was uploaded by Unbox Therapy. There's no word on how it got its hands on the parts, so we'll have to take it with a rather large pinch of salt for now. But with the invites sent out for an Apple event on Tuesday, a new Cupertino-made tablet could be with us soon. I've embedded the video so you can take a look for yourself.
As you can see, the bezel is closer to that seen on the iPad mini. This makes the device significantly narrower -- 17cm, compared to the current iPad's 18.5cm, according to the chap in the video -- so you can fit your whole hand around it. Which should make it a lot more wieldy.
So what else? The next model should be thinner, with a boxier look, instead of the current model's tapered sides. The volume controls on the side have also been redesigned, with two separate buttons instead of one long one.
As I say, pinch of salt. One report reckons we won't see the new iPad until later in the year, and I'm inclined to agree. If Apple is unveiling two new iPhones, with all-new bright colours, a new tablet would be somewhat overshadowed. What's more likely is Apple will hold a separate event closer to Christmas.
Do you think these parts look genuine? What do you reckon to the new dimensions? Is the iPad the top tablet in town, or has it been toppled by the likes of the new Nexus 7? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook page.