Not to be outdone by any new release of the Nexus 5, the rumor has it that Apple will be releasing the iPad Mini and 5th generation iPad. While Apple would never comment on upcoming products the rumors have begun.
Looking back on history we can remember that Apple first showcased it’s iPad Mini on October 23, 2012 so based on the previous release dates we can project a similar time frame for release.
The Retina display, has a pixel density so “high the human eye cannot distinguish individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, so graphics look incredibly sharp”, according to Apple. This Retina display is on most newer iPhones and on recent Apple laptops.
Apple enthusiasts are hoping Apple will introduce this technology on the iPad Mini, after all the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX tablets have 1920 x 1200 screens giving them a huge advantage over the current iPad Mini. With the iPad Mini only having 163 pixels per inch versus the competition’s 323 pixels per inch we should see Apple upping the ante, if the iPad Mini sized Retina display screens are available. According to Reuters, Apple will be “unable to widely roll out” an iPad Mini with Retina display. Just one more of the many rumors.
We’ve had several discussions among the iheads here at Reboot Charity about this new iPad Mini with the Retina display and we all agree that if Apple doesn’t introduce this that it will cause quite a stir among the Apple crowd.
The new iPad 5
The speculation exists that the new full size iPad will not be as large as the current model which indicates that it will be lighter and thinner than the current model and yet still keep the 9.7 inch display.
“The iPad 5 is simply a larger version of the iPad Mini, if a detailed video demonstration by a Hong Kong parts retailer is accurate,” CNET said recently of the video shared on YouTube by Sw-box.com. “The iPad 5 is shorter, narrower (by 15mm), and thinner (by 2mm) than the iPad 4, according to the video. In effect, it’s a large iPad Mini. And, of course, weighs less.”
Gold? Silver? Green? Who knows? But with the overwhelming success of the gold iPhone 5s and the popular colors of the iPhone 5C we could be up for a more colorful iPad.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says there likely will be a rear camera upgrade, from 5 MP to 8 MP, and a larger aperture, on both iPads.
With the introduction of the fingerprint identification on the iPhone 5s its very likely that the new iPad’s will feature this.
Is this the one?
ABI Research say that worldwide, in the second quarter of this year, Android-based tablets overtook iPads in both unit sales and revenue. It’s true that no one manufacturer of tablets comes close to touching Apple’s iPad sales, but if the tablets don’t keep evolving — and maybe even come down a bit in price Apple is sure to lose even more of it’s market share.
So Apple, show us what you’ve got!
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Written by Brian Burke