Apple’s second generation iPad Mini has already been rumored to be being “pulled-in” by RBC Capital Markets analyst Doug Freedman. Now a new report from Macotakara suggests that Apple is also working on an update for the fourth generation iPad with Retina display. Apparently the fruit company is actually working to releases a thinner and lighter version of the iPad with 9.7-inch display in March 2013.
It is being claimed that the 5th generation iPad would feature design elements from the iPad Mini and iPhone 5. This means it is likely we will see a super thin bezel and black/slate and white/silver color combinations.
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. The expectation comes to have a small 4mm in height, 17mm in width, depth 2mm.
The dimensions specified in this report are unrealistic unless you take them as the amount of the next-generation iPad will be thinner by. In which case they could make perfect sense. Apple is always looking to put its products on the diet, just look at what happened with the iPhone 5.
If you know anything about Apple release date patterns, you will realize that March/April is usually when Apple refreshes the iPad, so this could be somewhat realistic. This would mark roughly a 5 month period between the release of the fourth generation iPad with Retina display and first generation iPad Mini. While this may seem like too quick of a succession, it could show Apple is looking to be more competitive by having aggressive product life cycles.
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