Apple iPad Rumors: iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 Likely Arriving in Q4 2013

The iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 won’t likely make an appearance on September 10th event, but will probably arrive later this year, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo said Apple’s component suppliers will start shipping parts for iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 late in the third quarter, with plans to ramp up to full-scale mass production in the fourth quarter of this year.

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As you can see in the image below, the obvious difference between iPad 5 and iPad 4 is the width. The leaked iPad 5 shell photos confirm a thinner and sleeker iPad 5 which will share the iPad mini design. By minimizing the bezel, Apple is shaving 1.5 cm (.6″) off of the width, but maintaining the display size unaltered.

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Kuo speculated that both the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 will use the new Apple’s A7X processor and shared the following iPad 5 specs.

  • 7.5-8.0mm – 15% thinner than the iPad 4
  • 500 grams – 25% lighter than the iPad 4
  • 9.7-inch display with GF2 touch technology from the iPad mini
  • Apple A7X processor
  • 5MP rear camera, HD front camera, similar to the iPad 4
  • Design similar to the iPad mini
  • 8,500-9,000mAh battery – 25 to 30% smaller than the iPad 4

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