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04-18-2013, 11:22 AM #1
Rumored iPad 5 Specs Come to Light
There's been an excessive amount of chatter out of Asia this year regarding Apple's forthcoming iPad 5 release.
Although we're yet to pin down an anticipated launch date (late summer or early fall is the safest bet), we are getting more insight this morning into what we can possibly expect from the refreshed Apple tablet.
On Thursday, a leading industry analyst with an impressive record of prescient predictions regarding unannounced Apple products put forward some new information.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is telling clients that the upcoming iPad 5 will be lighter and thinner than the current 4th-gen Apple iPad. According to BGR, this information corroborates an earlier image leak that suggests a fully redesigned iPad shell that more closely resembles the look and feel of the iPad mini.
“We think the tablet will, at 7.5-8.0mm, be 15% thinner than iPad 4,” the analyst stated in a research note first obtained by MacRumors. “The new device will likely be about 500 grams, or some 25% lighter than iPad 4, run on an A7X processor, and sport cameras with similar specs to the iPad 4’s (front HD, rear 5MP). The casing shape and color (silver and black) and narrow bezel design will be similar to the iPad mini’s.”
Ming-Chi thinks the iPad 5 will reach consumers in August or September of this year.
04-18-2013, 11:54 AM #2
04-18-2013, 12:40 PM #3
I am waiting for the iPad Mini with retina display.
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04-18-2013, 12:45 PM #4
04-18-2013, 12:49 PM #5
Isn't the current phone sporting an A6? This iPad will be an A7 they predict... I guess your right though, if the 5s gets bumped up to the A7 too then they will both use the same processor... That is a lil lame...
I have waited to purchase a iPad since they debuted... Hopefully this will be the one release that really moves me to get it... Hope they will offer more than 128 gigs... That's my only issue with the iPads all this time was the low storage capacity and the inability to add more or easily use a hard drive...
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04-18-2013, 01:17 PM #6
Why is that lame? It'll probably have an A7X chip just like the A6X and A5X before it. So you honestly expect them to make a much better and completely different processor just for the iPad? Instead just improve the one you have slightly to suit the needs of a tablet and it works. Makes complete sense to me. I've seen many android phones and tablets who share the same processors. What's the difference?
04-18-2013, 01:17 PM #7
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04-18-2013, 03:19 PM #9
Not enough specs or innovation to upgrade from Ipad 3 then!
04-18-2013, 06:15 PM #10
04-18-2013, 10:45 PM #11
One thing you ever failed to mention was price point. Also there is no point in a 8mp shooter on a tablet. If you are looking speck hungry tablets then by all means buy an android tablet. The iPads are some of the smoothest running tablets out there even with lower specs. I think apple is doing just fine. If you don't like it, then it's just not for you.
04-19-2013, 06:35 AM #12
04-19-2013, 09:54 AM #13
Just put OS X on it and charge $1000..i'd buy it haha!
04-19-2013, 10:48 AM #14
04-23-2013, 10:38 AM #15
Not one windows 7 phone will run windows 8. 80% of android phones won't run ice cream sandwich!
So tell me again about this planned obsolescence which you speak of?
(Oh, and your iPad will still run iOS 6)
04-24-2013, 08:14 AM #16
But you must be joking about windows and android!!
You must not have read my post.
NO Windows phones made prior to WP8 will run WP8. ONLY HIGH END Android devices such as the Galaxy 3 will run the latest android. They have specific hardware requirements that previous devices won't meet.
I will give you the thing with Windows 8 being able to run on old computers.
But if you really want to talk about obsolescence, wether planned or not for MOBILE devices, apple isn't even in the top 3.