The current iPad form factor has not changed since the iPad 2 back in March 2011, but there are rumors to suggest that future lines could blur with the iPad mini 2 and the iPad 5, as the latter is said to be borrowing a few design features from the former. Models of the fifth-generation tablet from Apple are said to already be showing up and looks smaller because of losing the bezel on the current larger version.
There have been two full-size iPad models since Apple released the 2nd-gen version so it’s about time that they made several changes to the form factor. If we are to believe those recent sightings then most of the iPad front could be taken up by the screen with just enough space above and below for the camera and Home Button.
It’s not just the changes to the bezel that are expected, as it’s also suggested that the 5th-generation iPad will be thinner compared to the current version, so it’s looking far more likely to share design similarities with the iPad mini, which you can see for yourself in this mockup.