Alleged iPad 5 Audio Jack Ribbon Flex Cable Leaked

ipad 5 headphone

While all eyes are on Apple (and its forthcoming iPhone 5c reservations announcement), here are some fresh rumours about the forthcoming iPad 5. CTechCn, which has turned out to be a reliable source of Apple rumours, at least regarding the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, has obtained some images of what they claim to be the iPad 5 headphone jack.

The image shows the front and back of the alleged iPad 5 component, which carries the identification number 821-168-A and MFC 3113. In terms of design, the alleged audio jack ribbon flex cable for iPad 5 looks different to the one marketed for the iPad 4, which could be the direct result of the rumoured iPad mini-like redesign.

iPad 4 audio jack flex cable ribbon

iPad 4 audio jack flex cable ribbon

The blog also speculates that the iPad 5 will be powered by Apple’s recently introduced A7 chip — we have yet to see whether TSMC or Samsung will manufacture it. The iPad 5 is widely expected to be launched later this fall alongside the Retina iPad mini 2. A possible release date could be during October, like last year.

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