Apple has been fairly unpredictable of late with new iPad launches, but that does not mean we aren’t expecting one in the coming weeks or months. In fact, many rumors and leaks surround the next iPad, with the latest pinpointing a thinner and lighter device.
According to a report from InformationWeek, Ming-Chi Kuo (analyst) of KGI Securities does not think we’ll see another iPad until the fall, and that “the tablet will, at 7.5-8.0mm, be 15% thinner than iPad 4, and that “The new device will likely be about 500 grams, or some 25% lighter than iPad 4.”
Kuo provides other details about the device as well. He states that “the iPad 5 will run on an A7X processor, and sport cameras with similar specs to the iPad 4’s (front HD, rear 5MP). The casing shape and color (silver and black) and narrow bezel design will be similar to the iPad Mini’s.” Kuo ends with “We therefore think that iPad 5’s battery capacity will be 25-30% smaller, at 8,500-9,000mAh, than iPad 4’s, and the battery’s thickness will be 15-20% smaller, and the number of cells will be reduced to two from three.”
Now of course none of this has been confirmed by Apple, but given the gap of release, we’d all like to hope that Apple is bringing some major changes to the next iPad. Whether or not these changes fit that bill …. well, we’ll just have to wait and see.