Is this the cover of the iPad 5?

Latest suspect image shows tablet facia

A leaked image, supposedly showing the front of the next iPad, has leaked onto the internet

The latest Apple leak is likely to bring a shiver of excitement to iPad fans, as it shows the company could already be assembling the next iteration.

A picture, supposedly of the new white facia of the iPad 5, has been leaked to French site Nowhereelse.fr.

What's particularly interesting about the image is the design appears to mimic the iPhone 5 and the iPad mini with a narrower bezel running down the sides of the facia.

The picture was supposedly handed over by a mole working on the manufacturing of the new tablet in China.

Apple is certain to release a new iPad later this year, and if this photo is genuine then production is already well underway for the next arrival.

No release date for an iPad 5 has been mentioned, but the general consensus is that we could see Cupertino release the fifth iteration in mid-2013 - possibly in July or August.

For all the latest news, rumours and gossip on what the next iPad might be, check out our full iPad 5 rumours round-up.

Source: Nowhereelse.fr via Engadget

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