Rumor: Fifth generation iPad to be 33% lighter, hit store shelves in September

Apple did something really weird last year, they launched two full sized iPads. Now granted, anyone who has ever played with a third generation iPad will tell you that it just wasn’t as smooth as the second gen model. That was due to the poor Apple chip inside struggling to cope with the new screen resolution. In that respect, then yes, the fourth generation iPad makes a lot of sense. Now that we’re approaching the second half of the year though, it’s time to talk about the newer, better, brighter, lighter fifth gen iPad.

According to DigiTimes, the next iPad will have the same screen resolution as the current iPad. It’ll have a thinner display however, and it’s supposed to be 33% lighter. Small scale production should kick off in July, with the first retail units hitting store shelves later in September.

But let’s be honest, we know what you really care about is the new version of iOS and the retina iPad mini. Starting with the former, we’ll find out everything there is to know about iOS 7 at Apple’s annual WWDC event next month. And as for the iPad mini, that’s a bit tricker.

We’ll just have to wait and see!