Apple May Release Thinner, Lighter 5th Generation iPad in March 2013


Apple surprised us by releasing the 4th generation iPad along with the iPad mini in October, just seven months after releasing the 3rd generation iPad. It has been widely speculated that Apple was moving to a fall release for the iPad.

But Japanese blog Macotakara reports that according to their sources, Apple is planning to release the next generation iPad in March 2013.

Macotakara reports:

Chinese news  ZOL (CBS Interactive) reported next iPad mini in AppleInsider’s article, according to my inside source, iPad(5th) may be released in March, 2013.

Source told that, design of this new iPad will be like iPad mini in detail, and be thinner and lightweight.

According to the report, the next generation iPad will be 4mm, 17mm and 2mm smaller in height, width, and depth than the 4th generation iPad.

Earlier in the month, a report had claimed that Apple plans to use new LED light bar design that will allow Apple to power the 9.7-inch Retina display with only one light bar, which will help in reducing the weight of the device and make it thinner. iPad 3 and iPad 4 uses dual-LED light bars design.

Let us know what you think of the possibility of Apple releasing iPad 5 just 5 months after releasing iPad 4.

Via: Macotakara

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