To maintain its lead over Android tablets, Apple will announce updated line-up of iPads in the month October, claims report. So far the alleged leaked images of iPad 5 pointed out at iPad Mini design. The successor to popular iPad 4 will likely to have all new design language with thinner bezels.
Moreover, it is said that iPad 5 will be slimmer than its predecessor, making the device easy to carry around. Of course, there is an anticipation to see the next generation iPad. Talking about the internal specifications of iPad 5, the world on the street is that Apple will keep the 9.7-inch display size similar to that of iPad 4. However, the iPad 5 will measure 7.2mm thick and approximately 2mm thinner than the current generation iPad 4.
What's more? The successor to iPad 4 would have TouchID fingerprint sensor, just like the iPhone 5S. Rumors say that both iPad Mini 2 and the iPad 5 to have A7 64-bit processor, while iPad 5 would have 2GB of RAM.
The Cupertino-based giant is said to retail iPad 5 for $499 ( Rs 31,118).The iPad 5 will compete against Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and Microsoft Surface RT 2.
Apple is rumored to be readying iPad 5 in Champaign Gold and Space Grey colors. That's right. The makers behind iPod would like to replicate the success formula once again, to assure that this holiday season, the iPad 5 would sell in large numbers.
We've prepared a list of top 5 rumors that you should know about the forthcoming iPad 5. Take a look! Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates.
iPad 5 to be thinner than iPhone 5S
The forthcoming iPad 5 is said to be thinner and lighter than its predecessor. Although the screen size will remain same, but the overall look and feel of the device will like to match with iPad Mini. The tablet device will feature thinner bezels. As reports are coming in, the iPad 5 is said to measure 7.5mm in terms of thickness. And in comparison to iPhone 5S, which measures 7.6mm, the iPad 5 will be thinner than the current gen iPhone.
"The new iPad is expected to be lighter than its predecessor, helping to make the 9.7-inch tablet more portable. But the main elements of the device, including the home button, forward-facing FaceTime camera, lock button, and the location of the headphone jack and microphone on top of the device are all expected to stay largely the same.", as mentioned by Apple Insider.
iPad 5 to arrive in Gold, Silver and Space Grey
Apple has already tasted success by announcing iPhone 5S in Champaign Gold color. Thus, the makers will like to announce iPad 5S in Gold and Space Grey color. Earlier this week, a popular Apple blogger Sonny Dickson has posted alleged images of iPad 5 in Space Grey color via Twitter. If Apple came up with Gold colored iPad 5, then definitely the device will surely get a blockbuster status.
iPad 5 – Rumored Specifications
The iPad 5 will have the same 9.7-inch Retina Display screen as the iPad 4. More likely, Apple will use A7 (64-bit) chipset, to make iPad 5 as beefy as iPhone 5S. Multiple reports claim that the iPad 5 to have 2GB of RAM. The tablet will also feature an 8MP rear facing camera and a 2MP front facing camera. The iPad 5 may also have TouchID fingerprint sensor. Moreover, Apple could announce iPad 5 in 128GB flavor.
New Smart Covers
A new video showcases updated Smart Covers for the upcoming iPad 5. The video uplaoded by UnboxTherapy on YouTube shows that Apple would be selling these smart covers for the iPad 5. There is hardly any difference visible from the last year's edition. Expect more colors: Red, Orange, Green, Blue, Pink, Grey, Black and White.
Release date – October 15
Apple is rumored to announce iPad 5 on October 15. Another source has recently speculated October 22. That remains unconfirmed, as of now. We're waiting for Apple to send media invite as soon as possible.
Source - SM Box