Apple iPad 5 delayed: Production to Start Off in July/August 2013

By: Anuj Bhatia

Apple iPad 5 was set to be announced later this month in order to get better positioned. A lot has been said and told about upcoming iPad 5. Last week, it was speculated that Apple could hold a press meet to show off next-generation iPad 5. Generally, Apple holds iPad related media event in the month of September or October. Last year, Apple announced iPad 4 and iPad Mini in the month of October.

Taiwan based DigiTimes has claimed that supply chain sources plans to manufacture iPad 5 in July-August frame. That means, the next-generation iPads will likely to be announced in the month of September or October, as per Apple tradition. The same sourced communicated that the iPad 5 will be thinner and lighter than compared to iPad 4. From styling to thin nature of iPad 5; it will be similar to the current generation iPad Mini. The touch panels used in manufacturing iPad would be supplied by LG and Sharp, as per new reports.

Apple iPad 5 delayed: Production to Start Off in July/August 2013

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Apple has been an unquestionable force in the tablet market. The Cupertino-based now makes two different models of iPads. A regular 9.7-inch iPad saw significant decline due the coming of the iPad Mini. The iPad Mini has a screen size measuring 7.9-inches with resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels, A5X processor, and price tag of just Rs.21, 990. Whereas, a 9.7-inch iPad 4 has Retina Display with resolution of 2,048 X 1,536 pixels, A6X processor, a 5-mega pixel rear camera, and price tag of Rs. 31,900.

While Apple's nearest competitor in the tablet space - Google, could announce improved Nexus tablet lineup. The next-gen Nexus 7 is said to be more powerful with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1080p supported Full HD resolution, 2GB of RAM, thinner design, and rear camera for augmented reality. Google also makes 10-inch tablets under Nexus lineup; so expect all -new Nexus 10 with better processing power, and enhanced ergonomic design. Samsung, another independent player in the tablet market, is believed to be working on next-gen Galaxy Tab 3. Stay tuned to GizBot for all the latest updates about Apple.

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