iPad 5 Release Date Rumors? | Tablet Caddy

iPad 5 Release Date Rumors?

During Apple’s October 2012 event there was a surprise announcement about the iPad4.  Yet many experts quietly speculated that there were also plans for a thinner and lighter iPad 5 to be released in early 2013.  Now we have passed early 2013 but more news and rumors are trickling in with increasing frequency.  The latest rumors all agree that the iPad 5 will be lighter and thinner due to a new lighter and thinner battery.  There are also rumors that Apple would like to introduce a new iPad type offering every 6 months.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI Securities, the fourth generation full-sized iPad might not be enough to fend off competitors. Kuo cited Microsoft’s Surface tablet as posing a particular risk to Apple’s dominance. Currently Surface holds a 7.5% share of the tablet market.

According to a report from DigitTimes in May 2013, the new iPad is rumored to be 33% lighter than the iPad 4.  Weight loss was also improved by dieting one LED light bar instead of two and that the display also has a thinner piece of glass.


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