Apple iPad 5 Coming This March?

By Shailesh Shrivastava email: s.shrivastava@mobilenapps.com | Jan 10, 2013 07:41 AM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

With the start of a new year, starts a whole new series of rumors related to upcoming Apple products to be released that year.

This year the most talked about products are iPhone 6/5S and the fifth generation iPad or iPad 5. Here is another dose of rumors related to iPad 5, and this time it is about the release date of the tablet.

Follow us

According to a report from Japanese site, Macotakar, the iPad 5 (fifth generation) might come in market by March this year. Though there is no official statement about the release date of the device so far, the site claims to be quoting 'inside sources.'

Earlier there were reports that Apple will change its product release cycle because of the increasing competition from Samsung and other companies. Going by the reports, it seems, the Cupertino-based company had done it as it released its last product in October 2012 only.

The March release of iPad 5 will give only five months window between the two product launches.

Past rumors had suggested that the next generation iPad might arrive in the second quarter of 2013.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities in an interview with Apple Insider in October 2012 at the time of iPad mini's launch had said that he thinks Apple may feel pressure from Microsoft's new Surface tablet, especially considering that the fourth-generation iPad is of the same weight and thickness as the third-generation model.
"Though the iPad mini is expected to be successful, we think launching the lighter, thinner 9.7" iPad as quickly as possible matters more for Apple strategically," Kuo had explained.

Kuo expected Apple to put GF2 touchscreen technology into the iPad 5. GF2 is already used in the iPad mini, which helps to make it 23 per cent thinner and 53 per cent lighter than the iPad 2.

In December 2012,  Peter Misek, analyst of Jefferies had predicted iPad 5 launch in June.

"As for a fifth-generation iPad, Misek sees the updated hardware launching in June with an IGZO screen. He expects the new model will be half as thick as the current option, with 'significantly' reduced weight," Apple Insider had reported.

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

© 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

Featured Video : Intel Pocket Avatars

Join Our Conversation

Smartphones
HTC One M8 Glamour RedRed HTC One M8 launching exclusively on O2 UK on Aug. 4
Verizon intros rewards program, the price is your privacy – What you need to know
Facebook Save feature now allows you to bookmark content for later reading (VIDEO)
Sony Xperia Z2 officially launches in U.S. for $699.99 unlocked
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Gadgets
Amazon LogoAmazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC LogoHTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google DowntimeGoogle blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
PayPal iOS appPayPal for iOS update brings loyalty card support, other features and enhancements
Facebook Slingshot now official to challenge Snapchat – What makes it stand out?
Pinterest update brings Guided Search to desktop users (VIDEO)
SwiftKey goes free on Google Play, boasts great new features & improvements
Copyright © 2014 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. mobilenapps
Real Time Analytics