While we cannot confirm that the above image is legitimate, it does provide a solid representation of what Apple’s next iPad will likely look like. We were told this is a prototype back piece for the fifth-generation iPad with a 9.7-inch display. We were also told that the casing is almost as thin as the iPad mini’s back (pictured to the right).
I can’t imagine the next iPad not looking like the iPad Mini. A full size iPad that is almost as thin and light as the iPad Mini is what I’m looking forward to most this year.