Apple expected to launch iPad 5 in March 2013, next-gen iPad Mini also in the works : Report
Posted on: 06:11 PM IST Dec 24, 2012
New Delhi: Apple, which recently launched the fourth iteration of its popular iPad tablet, is now rumoured to come up with the fifth version of the iPad in March 2013, says a report from Macotakara, a Japanese website.
The report claims that the next-gen iPad, unofficially dubbed "iPad 5," will be lighter and smaller than the current model, which is heavier and thicker than the iPad 2 because of the circuitry that is used to power the device's Retina display. The new tablet will take the design refrences from the iPad mini, states the report.
If Apple unveils the next-gen iPad in March, it will be around five months after the brand unveiled the fourth generation version. The announcement of the fifth version of the iPad may come out to be true as we have seen Apple launching the fourth version six months after the new iPad (iPad 3) launch.
The report also noted that Apple is working on the next-gen iPad Mini, which is speculated to have a 7.9-inch Retina Display with a resolution of 2048x1536 pixels, and come powered by an A6X processor that powers the Apple iPad 4. The next-gen iPad Mini is likely to enter the trial at the end of this month.
Slashgear last month had reported that Apple has chosen AU Optronics, one of Apple's suppliers of 1024x768 panels for the iPad mini, to build a Retina Display for the next-gen iPad mini, which is said to have a pixel density of 324 ppi.