iDownload Blog reports on a massive article by iLounge’s Jeremy Horwitz today in which he talks at length about specs for the next iPad, which he says are based on his impressions of a “physical model” of the next iPad that he has actually seen. According to Horwitz, the iPad 5 has been totally re-designed, and will have minimal left and right bezels, and less space at the top and bottom as well. Horwitz describes the tablet as a “stretched iPad mini”, and says that it is “noticeably thinner” than the iPad 4, which is pretty thin indeed! Horwitz says that the re-design for the full-sized iPad means that Apple will have to use smaller parts and new display tech, so don’t expect a spectacular leap forward in terms of performance to match the new design. In fact, expect it to have very similar specs to the iPad 4. As far as a launch date is concerned, Horwitz likes October, rather than March. In terms of the accuracy of the report, as iDownload Blog notes, Horwitz is a very credible source indeed, and was spot on with his reports on the iPhone 5 before it was released last year.
Source: Rumor: iPad 5 to feature mini-like design, iPhone 5S to look similar to current model
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