iPad 5 Rumored Release Date and Specs

Didn’t get the latest iPad 4 this Christmas?  This might be a letdown but don’t worry about it because if the rumors are true then this coming March your tablet would have been outdated as Apple is said to release its iPad 5. The upcoming device is said to be thinner, lighter and is similar to the iPad mini in detail yet comes with a full size 9.7 inch display.

Reports of an iPad 5 hitting the market this March was first revealed by Japanese blog site Macotakara. If this is the case then Apple has shortened its release cycle for this particular device. This will come just 8 months after the iPad 3 was released and 5 months after the iPad 4.

As for the specifications only a few details are known as of this moment which we have listed below.

  • Height: 4 mm
  • Width: 17 mm
  • Depth: 2 mm

The dimensions provided are simply unrealistic but the source could probably mean that they are the difference between the current model and the upcoming one.

The iPad 4 has a dimension of 241.2 mm by 185.7 mm by 9.4 mm so we could subtract the numbers above to give us a general overview of what the size of the next device will be. It’s going to be 237.3 mm by 168.7 mm by 7.4 mm which is quite impressive actually.

The upcoming device will be available in white-silver and black-slate which is similar to the iPad mini.

Since Apple hasn’t released any official statement regarding this yet it’s best to take this rumor with a grain of salt. Macotakara however has an uncanny way of accurately predicting upcoming Apple devices. The popular blog has been correct in their prediction of release dates, design information as well as dimensions of upcoming iPad devices.

If this rumor is true then Apple is shifting its gears and is aggressively releasing more products to protect its market share. This is actually a good move since the company is competing with various Android tablet manufacturers who are constantly releasing newer models which are eating into the iPad market.

via macotakara

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