iPad 5 to be thinner and lighter, could have iPad mini design specs

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Dec 25, 2012.

By RaduTyrsina on Dec 25, 2012 at 3:31 AM
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    Apple just launched two months ago the iPad mini and the full sized iPad 4, but that doesn’t mean that rumors prophesying the birth of the fifth generation tablet haven’t started yet. According to a new bundle that just emerged, the iPad 5 is headed for an early 2013 launch, despite its predecessor being so freshly squeezed. Macotakara was the website who revealed the information citing the usual bunch of shady insider sources that seem to claim Apple has scheduled the unveiling of the next generation iPad in March.

    They also added some interesting details about how the new device is going to look like. Apparently, it will feature a lighter and thinner frame and will borrow some details from the iPad Mini design. The sources were very specific concerning the dimensions of the upcoming tablet. Apparently, it is going to have 4mm in height, 17 mm in width and 2mm in depth.
    Here’s some of the original report courtesy of Google Translate:

    ““Chinese CBSi ZOL is, the report of AppleInsider, but not touching only iPad mini next, according to informed sources, and seems to have a plan announced in March 2013 (5th generation) iPad otherwise tells. In order to counter the Nexus 7 and Surface, it seems there is a possibility that the product release cycle faster.â€

    Macotakara has made a lot of accurate predictions so far concerning Apple. Plus, we have to consider the fact that Apple usually unleashes its tablets in spring. Also, back in November, DigiTimes reported that a new iPad might be released somewhere in the middle of 2013. Could these rumors actually be true?

    Source: 9to5Mac


Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by RaduTyrsina, Dec 25, 2012.

    1. iJamesH
      Why stop at 256G why not go for 1TB!!!!!
    2. tlbaker
      Lmao!!! Then it would cost as much as a computer.
    3. epb
      The Flash memory is a large part of the cash cow that is the iPad's insane profit margins. Truth is, they could move to 32/64/128 as the spread and still make a healthy chunk of change. They haven't bothered because the low percentage of 64GB models sold tells them demand isn't there, and because... well, you never give a sucker an even break. People are paying top dollar for less, so why offer more?

      I use the AT&T service and it's wonderfully fast and it's more useful now that I've installed iOS6, which frees up some of the services that were blocked previously.
    4. tlbaker
      Thanks for commenting on all of our posts lol. I didn't realize the demand for the 64GB was so low. Seems like almost everyone on this site has one. For your 4G service do you have a separate plan for your iPad or do you have a share plan and how often do you use home and / or public wifi??

      Happy New Year btw!!

      Sent from my WiFi Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using iPF
    5. skimonkey
      Hmm...good point!
    6. tlbaker
      I know, I bought the 64 so I won't run out of space and have to buy (or do without) another iPad to accommodate my need for more storage. So far my 2 has 50GB of storage available after 1 year and almost 5 mos and as some of you guys know I take tons of pics of Miles on my iPhone which populate my iPads along w tons of apps. Coil be be cuz I don't have any movies on it.

      Sent from my WiFi Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using iPF
    7. Kaykaykay
      On a poll on the forum, I seem to vaguely remember 64GB models doing well, and initially iPad sales figures a long while back had people buying 16GBs and 64GBs most heavily. I've not seen sales figures since, probably because Apple doesn't usually offer them to the public by storage.

      I always buys the most storage available, for convenience's sake.

      With apps getting bigger and bigger, and iOS versions getting beefier as well, along with higher resolutions for various movies and images, storage will be increasingly in demand.

      Streaming and cloud offer users flexibility, but don't meet all user needs. For my uses, more storage will always be better.
    8. tlbaker
      However, IF, I decide to buy a mini (for pocketbook) I might only buy a 16GB for cost and since I would then have 2 additional iPads which are already at 64GBs.

      Sent from my WiFi Black 64GB iPad with Retina Display in NYC using iPF
    9. Kaykaykay
      I've had unlimited data from the debut of iPad 1's 3G model, and AT&T has allowed grandfathering, so I still have unlimited. I have unlimited on my cell phone as well. I like to have maximum convenience, so have not bothered with tethering or my-fi. I also don't use public wifi because I can't control its security.
    10. Kaykaykay
      I figure everyone should buy according to their own needs and budget.

      For me, it's 64GB on every iPad, iPhone and touch.

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