Report: iPad 5 to Debut in October

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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  • 457undead
    Does apple really need to make another generation? Nope.
  • rds1220
    Woopy de freaking doo. It isn't going to be any better than the first 4 and it will still be overpriced.
  • emike09
    And nobody really cares.
  • belardo
    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...
  • kawininjazx
    In a related story, the sun will come up tomorrow morning and it will be hot in July.
  • bllue
    Most innovative company everybody
  • wemakeourfuture
    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.

  • neon neophyte
    meet the new ipad, just like the old ipad
  • TheBigTroll
    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
  • dragonsqrrl
    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.