More importantly, its features resemble the ribbon found in the iPhone 5S, which made its debut last month along with Apple's Touch ID fingerprint recognition system.
iPad isn't always in line with latest iPhone
Just because iPhone 5S has a fingerprint sensor doesn't mean that the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 are guaranteed to contain the new technology, of course.
It wasn't until the iPad 4 unveiling later that year that Apple made Siri available for its third and fourth generation tablets.
Likewise, the iPad 2 came out six months after the iPhone 4, but the newer tablet didn't contain a Retina display. iPad 3 finally upgraded the hardware year later, which was 18 months after it first premiered on the smartphone.
Whether or not a Touch ID fingerprint scanner is ready for Apple's next set of tablets remains to be seen.
But the more leaked photos that pop up on the internet, the better it looks for future iPad owners and the worse it looks for device-snatching thieves.