It seems like Apple fans will have something new to look forward to next Christmas. According to TechRadar, the Cupertino-based company will be offering a double treat on the Yuletide Season in the forms of the iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2.
The Source of the Rumor
The report reminded readers though to treat the story with utmost discretion because the news came from Digitimes. The site warned that its basis for the rumor isn’t exactly very reliable in terms of reporting leaks. The article mentioned that the Taiwanese site claimed to have spoken to a couple of “supply chain makers”, who were able to confirm that the iPad 5 will start its production in July or August this year with a scheduled release just after its major production.
iPad 5 Specs
The source said that the iPad 5 will be 20 to 30 percent lighter than its predecessor. This is due to its extra slim touchscreen panel, thinner bezel and a couple of physical features similar to the iPad Mini.
In a related report by the same source, it stated that the popular Apple analyst from KGI Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo, said that it would be equipped with a 9.7-inch display. Then, it will have the enhanced A6X processor. Plus, an upgrade to its camera is something to be expected and a couple of new technologies being developed by the company.
iPad Mini 2 Specs
Going to the upcoming baby brother of Apple tablets, the iPad Mini 2, the report speculated that it may sport a 7.9 inch touchscreen. So far, the details about its other possible specs are still shrouded in secrecy. However, it is assumed that it would benefit from the new Retina display of the company and an enhanced battery capacity that will enable it to last longer.
Keep your eyes peeled for more updates from us soon about this upcoming device.