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.
John Gruber of Daring Fireball, Rene Richie of iMore, MG Siegler of TechCrunch, Tim Stevens of Engadget, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web and others had an interesting discussion about iOS 7, the next generation mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Branch.
The leaked photos of the next generation iPad’s rear shell have indicated that the next generation iPad may end up looking like the iPad mini with narrower bezels along the sides in portrait mode and thinner body.
Apple accessory manufacturer Minisuit has already created a case for the 5th generation iPad based on data and specifications they’ve received from a reliable source, which is very similar to the leaked photos.