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Apple is planning to extend its iPad family this year. The Cupertino-based tech giant is set to announce iPad 5 alongside much needed iPad Mini 2, in the month of April. For the past few months, actually, since the announcement of first gen iPad Mini, it is being circulated that Apple would like to launch fresh iteration this year.
The tech circles are rife with reports claiming that the so-called iPad Mini 2 is destined to arrive a little early. Sources close to iMore(via Trusted Reviews) revealed that Apple will stick to the current pricing levels; both iPad 5 as well as iPad Mini would be priced just right. So, don't expect something revolutionary coming your way.
Well, expect minor changes to be incorporated in the next gen iPad family. Reports also say that Apple is kinda impressed with the hit tag given to the iPad Mini lately. The iPad Mini comes packed in thin casing and looks a lot similar to latest iPod Touch. Going the alleged leak of accessories made for the iPad 5, the rumored device could be replica to first gen iPad Mini.
It is to be seen whether Apple go for the revolutionary Retina Display on the next gen iPad Mini. GizBot has informed you few days back that company's supplier - AU Optronics, is working hard to supply panels for the next gen iPad Mini.
Like iPad Mini 2, Apple, should announce the next version of the iPad, in order to retain its targeted market. Recently NPD group has come out with a report saying that the mini version of iPad could rival its big brother, in the sales tally. The report also says that, at least, more than 60 per cent of the Apple tablets sold next year will have lower screen. So, it is safe to say that Steve Jobs was wrong with his prediction he made few years ago in relation to small screen tablets.
Let's have a look at the rumored specifications of both iPad Mini 2 and iPad 5 .The next iteration to mega successful iPad Mini will retain same 7.9-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage, A6X chip, Wi-Fi, iOS 7 3G, Bluetooth, NFC and same 10-hours of battery performance. Design wise no big change expected so far.
The iPad 5 will look like similar to the current gen iPad Mini; thinner edges and light weight. The device will stuffed with same 9.7-inch Retina Display, A7X chip, 2GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, 3G , Bluetooth , NFC , and same 10-hours of battery performance.