An increasing number of rumors and leaks suggest that the next full-sized iPad will adopt the same relative proportions as its smaller iPad mini sibling, including a significant reduction in thickness and weight, along with thin side bezels. MacRumors and CiccareseDesign have teamed up to produce some interesting and high quality renders of what a fifth-generation iPad could look like.
Due to the adoption of thinner side bezels, the fifth-gen iPad could be up to 4 mm shorter and 17 mm narrower than the existing form factor without a reduction in viewable scree size. New display technology will also allow the device to be up to 2 mm thinner, making it approximately the same thickness as the already svelte iPad mini.
MacRumors has a full selection of renderings comparing the potential iPad to current models and other devices. Check out their report to see them all.
With the release of the 128 GB fourth-generation iPad on Tuesday, February 5, Apple is now not expected to update the iPad line until the fall of 2013.