We already know a new iPad is in the making, and that the intervening period until the device is actually launched is always marked with a series of leaks and speculations. This makes it hard to judge which one actually reflects the truth. Take, for instance, the recent revelation at Digitimes claiming production of the iPad 5 is set to kick off in the July-August period. If that is true, we are looking at a market launch much later than that, maybe during fall this year. Apple had launched the iPad 4 together with the iPad Mini during November last year, and it’s likely that could be the new launch schedule Apple would be following from now onwards. The usual period for Apple to launch a new iPad used to be spring, during March and April. It was rumored some time back that Apple would be launching a new iPad towards the end of this month.
Meanwhile, what has also emerged is that the new iPad will be thinner and lighter than the current version, while sporting thin iPad Mini like bezels. Also, LG and Sharp will be supplying the touch panels.
Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.
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