Next iPad Rumored to Have iPad Mini Design Elements
Apple is preparing to launch a new iPad in March 2013, claims Japanese blogMacotakara, citing an "inside source".
This new iPad will be thinner and lighter than the current one, with iPad mini design elements, thereport claims.
The upcoming iPad will reportedly trim 4mm in height, 17mm in width and 2mm in depth from the current one.
In comparison, the fourth-gen iPad's dimensions are 241.2 x 185.7 x 9.4mm. The iPad mini's dimensions, on the other hand, are 200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm.
The report doesn't reveal any other technical specifications of the upcoming device. Though a thinner, lighter iPad sounds appealing, we're taking this one with a big grain of salt. Apple did speed up its iPad release cyacle from one year to about 8 months in 2012, but another iPad in March would mean the company is churning out new iPads even faster.
Macotakara also mentions an upgraded iPad mini is in the works, with a retina (2048 x 1536) 7.9-inch screen and an A6X processor, just like the one in the current iPad.
December 24, 2012