The new design schematics have been published by and the profile of the unconfirmed iPad show a profile that is thinner than that of the fourth-generation iPad and also features reduced width. The new display is larger and appears to be based on the current iPad mini design, has rounded off back corners as well as a new speaker location.

The new iPad is rumored to be about 15 per cent thinner and 33 per cent lighter than the current fourth-generation model, and is expected to release sometime in September this year.

There have been cases in the past that design leaks like these have led case and cover makers to order thousands of dollars of material to make moulds that had to be eventually scrapped because the designs were wrong.