Pictured: What an iPad 5 in a post-mini world could look like

Credit: Martin Hajek

It's getting harder and harder for Apple to announce a product that everyone hasn't already seen before thanks to photo and info leaks. Case in point: iPhone 5 and iPad mini. We already knew what they looked like months before they were officially revealed.

And if there's one thing that makes Apple ever more predictable, it's that the company's established products right now are largely iterations on previous design. So why wait for Apple to announce the iPad 5? These 3D renders from artist Martin Hajek show how the 9.7-inch iPad's dimensions can be reduced by a sizable margin using the iPad mini's design language.

Hajek's design is not without merit, either. Just earlier this week, images of the back of the alleged iPad 5 surfaced, suggesting Apple will indeed give its larger tablet a redesign to mimick the iPad mini and iPhone 5. How does an 9.7-inch iPad with thinner bezels and a slimmer chassis sound?

See more of Hajek's design in the gallery below.

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