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Report: iPad 5 to Debut in October

By - Source: iLounge | B 28 comments

Next generation iPad may sport Sharp's IGZO display technology.

Though it may have recently lost its place as the world's most valuable company, it's business as usual for Apple as the firm is reportedly preparing to launch the iPad 5 in October.

iLounge claims that the fifth generation iPad will be announced in October, with the site stating that it "had the opportunity to inspect a supposedly accurate — and seriously intriguing — physical model of the completely redesigned fifth-generation iPad."

The site added that the design of the unannounced but inevitable tablet bears a striking resemblance to the iPad Mini. The iPad 5 will apparently include "virtually no left or right bezels."

The device will also purportedly sport "the same chamfered edges and curves" as the iPad mini, but it'll be stretched. That'll be joined by Sharp’s IGZO display technology and smaller chip components.

Apple is rumored to be working on the iPad Mini successor with a Retina display, while another report suggests that the iPad 5 will arrive in March of 2013 instead of October.

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    kawininjazx , January 28, 2013 5:29 PM
    In a related story, the sun will come up tomorrow morning and it will be hot in July.
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    457undead , January 28, 2013 5:07 PM
    Does apple really need to make another generation? Nope.
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    rds1220 , January 28, 2013 5:07 PM
    Woopy de freaking doo. It isn't going to be any better than the first 4 and it will still be overpriced.
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    emike09 , January 28, 2013 5:17 PM
    And nobody really cares.
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    belardo , January 28, 2013 5:26 PM
    The whole "generation" name is completely stupid. When you come out with a NEW model, you need a NAME to be able to tell others what you have or know what you have in order to know if the game or software will work, or tech support.

    Anyone with a normal brain will simply call them the iPad4, iPad5, etc...
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    kawininjazx , January 28, 2013 5:29 PM
    In a related story, the sun will come up tomorrow morning and it will be hot in July.
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    bllue , January 28, 2013 5:37 PM
    Most innovative company everybody
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    wemakeourfuture , January 28, 2013 5:39 PM
    emike09And nobody really cares.


    except for the millions of people who make the iPad the number 1 tablet in the world.
    Oh wait, you can add up all the other tablets made by every other company and its still less than people who want an iPad. So obviously a lot of people do care.

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    neon neophyte , January 28, 2013 5:44 PM
    meet the new ipad, just like the old ipad
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    TheBigTroll , January 28, 2013 5:56 PM
    to mainstream users, this does matter. to 99% of us on this forum, not at all. true say that iPads > all the other tablets in sales numbers, but you can never do things on it like you can on android or otherwise
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    dragonsqrrl , January 28, 2013 6:00 PM
    Is having virtually no left or right bezel really a good thing on a tablet? How are you supposed to hold the device without engaging the touch screen?

    ... you're holding it wrong?

    nah, I'm sure they've thought things through this time.
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    g-unit1111 , January 28, 2013 6:03 PM
    Is this really necessary? Are they going to really reinvent the iPad or is it going to be the same crap with a new hat (as I like to call it Malibu Stacy Syndrome)?
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    g00fysmiley , January 28, 2013 6:06 PM
    dragonsqrrlIs having virtually no left or right bezel really a good thing on a tablet? How are you supposed to hold the device without engaging the touch screen?... you're holding it wrong?nah, I'm sure they've thought things through this time.


    there is the otter box cases with the handle on the back and keyboard docs, but yea some breznel i agree is a good thing. I am always for new tech and if apple makes a new ipad that lowers prices on the old ones that means more competition which is good for the market assuming they do what they usually do and offer the old ones at a discounted price. mayeb it will drive prices of other large tablets like the nexus 10 or asus transformer tabs down a few $
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    AndrewMD , January 28, 2013 6:17 PM
    Again, more people on a forum that seem to have nothing but time on their hands and nothing constructive to say about an upcoming product.

    What was that? Toyota making another Camry, didn't they make one last year... and doesn't the new one look like the last year model too?

    Give me a break, this is how any business works!

    Now that I had nothing better to do but respond to this post, I will get back to work now!
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    DirectXtreme , January 28, 2013 6:22 PM
    belardoThe whole "generation" name is completely stupid. When you come out with a NEW model, you need a NAME to be able to tell others what you have or know what you have in order to know if the game or software will work, or tech support.Anyone with a normal brain will simply call them the iPad4, iPad5, etc...

    So what you're saying is that nomenclature should go something like this?: iPad 5350 (first generation), iPad 5432 (second generation), iPad 5434 (3rd generation), iPad 5540 (4th generation) or this?: iPad (first generation), iPad DC (second generation), iPad R (3rd generation), iPad RF (4th generation). That seems a lot more convoluted compared to a simple generation nomenclature, which sticks well with consumers looking for the latest and greatest and works well for Apple seeing as how they have one subcategory for their phones (iPhone) and two for their tablets (iPad and iPad Mini).
    What IS stupid is that Apple can't properly adhere to a generation-based nomenclature for the iPhone, i.e.: iPhone (first generation), iPhone 3G (SECOND generation), iPhone 3GS (THIRD generation), iPhone 4 (fourth generation), iPhone 4S (FIFTH generation), iPhone 5 (SIXTH generation). They also did something similar with the iPad: iPad (first generation), iPad 2 (second generation), iPad (THIRD generation), iPad (FOURTH generation). Oddly, they never did use any sort of prominent model identifier for their Macs since the transition to Intel CPUs (i.e. they just named everything "Macbook", "Mac Mini", "Mac Pro", etc. regardless of the hardware it contained).
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    fulle , January 28, 2013 6:28 PM
    I'm not sure how shrinking down the left and right bezels is supposed to be a good thing. Apple's design team is really slipping lately.

    With the iPad 3, they put too high of a pixel density screen into the device too soon, resulting in minimal performance improvement vs the iPad 2, and overheating problems. With the iPad Mini, they chose a retarded aspect ratio, making the tablet too hard to grip, forcing the bezel to shrink down, which actually made the problem even worse.

    Now they plan on cutting the bezel down on the larger tablet, even though with a tablet at that weight it'll make holding it a nightmare.

    Someone needs to be open hand slapped over at Apple.
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    spartanmk2 , January 28, 2013 6:35 PM
    Cant wait to see the smug on their faces when this comes out and apple announces the ipad 6 in early 2014 :) 
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    tonkotsu , January 28, 2013 7:03 PM
    dragonsqrrlIs having virtually no left or right bezel really a good thing on a tablet? How are you supposed to hold the device without engaging the touch screen?... you're holding it wrong?nah, I'm sure they've thought things through this time.


    Unlike android, Apple has thumb rejection. So unless your thumb happens to hit an app everytime you hold it, it will work just fine.
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    tonkotsu , January 28, 2013 7:04 PM
    fulleI'm not sure how shrinking down the left and right bezels is supposed to be a good thing. Apple's design team is really slipping lately.With the iPad 3, they put too high of a pixel density screen into the device too soon, resulting in minimal performance improvement vs the iPad 2, and overheating problems. With the iPad Mini, they chose a retarded aspect ratio, making the tablet too hard to grip, forcing the bezel to shrink down, which actually made the problem even worse.Now they plan on cutting the bezel down on the larger tablet, even though with a tablet at that weight it'll make holding it a nightmare.Someone needs to be open hand slapped over at Apple.


    ios has thumb rejection. /story
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    Anonymous , January 28, 2013 8:08 PM
    If they had released it in March there would have been alot of really pissed off Ipad 4 owners is why.
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    darkchazz , January 28, 2013 8:21 PM
    Don't forget the ipad 4S. to be released in April.
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