updated 01:11 pm EDT, Thu September 26, 2013
Covers fit new, narrower design
A new video shows what are allegedly redesigned Smart Covers for the fifth-generation iPad. To demonstrate this, two of the covers, obtained by Unbox Therapy, are attached to a leaked chassis for the fifth-gen tablet. The covers fit exactly, even though the chassis is narrower than the current fourth-gen iPad. Gray, black, red, pink, orange, blue, white, and green colors are reportedly in production.
The fifth-gen iPad is typically expected to be announced at an Apple event next month. The main evolution should be the switch to a narrower, iPad mini-style form factor, which will have the added bonus of reducing weight. Other improvements may include a faster processor, a Touch ID sensor, better 4G coverage, and/or an increase in default capacities, making 32GB the base option.