The iPad rumors won’t stop. Not that we expected them to. As soon as even the slightest hint of information comes from the Apple rumor mill, it hits the blogs and moves faster than a flame on gasoline. Today is no exception. The iPad rumors are in full swing.
Let’s take a look at what’s new in that area.
1) The next iPad will be thinner, and lighter
According to KGI Securities analyst Mingchi Kuo, who has been very accurate in the past with Apple rumors, said that the new iPad will likely be 15 percent thinner and 25 percent lighter than the current iPads. This is thanks to a new battery, new chip and improvements to the display and backlight. It will also use the same touch technology found in the iPad mini, which according to CNET allows for a thinner device. Kuo believes that one of the main issues with the iPad 3 and 4 is that both devices were thicker and heavier than the iPad 2. Link
2) iPad Mini demand Drops?
Okay, another Digitimes rumor, so proceed with caution. Still, it’s easy to see how anticipation for the next iPad mini could cause a lowered demand for the current model. According to rumors, some upstream sources say that the iPad mini supply chain has seen a 20 to 30 percent decline. This may be part of the preparation for the next iPad, not only reduced demand. Then again, it’s Digitimes. Link
3) This is an iPad 5 case, supposedly.
We’ve seen several pictures of what are reportedly the next iPad. It’s much like what we’ve seen before, but it seems to fall in line with the rumors we’ve heard of an iPad with a thinner bezel. If accurate, the next iPad will look just like a larger iPad mini, and it may actually be narrower than previous iPad models, thanks to that smaller bezel. Link
We all know that Apple is working on a new iPad. The company releases an updated model every year. We just don’t know exactly what it will look like (though there are plenty of rumors) and when it will happen (not many rumors there.) Apple seems to have shifted the release schedule of most iOS devices to October – November. We aren’t positive on that, but it seems to be what the company has been trying to do over the last two years.