5th Generation iPad to Begin Production in July-August

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    DigiTimes claims that Apple will begin volume production of the 5th generation iPad in July-August 2013. The timeline reportedly comes from sources in Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

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    Mockup of 5th Generation iPad next to an iPad mini​
    A July-August ramp up of production runs counter to many of the earlier rumors that had suggested the iPad launch as early as April.

    While Apple's traditional timeframe for iPad launches has been in the first few months of the year, last year saw two iPad launches -- one in March, and one in November. The late 2012 release of the 4th Generation iPad may have altered that usual timetable.

    The new iPad is believed to be "thinner and lighter" than the currently shipping full-sized iPad. The 5th Generation iPad is also believed to take on the same thin-bezel design as the iPad mini. The above mockup is based on leaked iPad 5 enclosures from early this year.

    Article Link: 5th Generation iPad to Begin Production in July-August
     
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    Been waiting all year. Apple's successfully "mixed it up" regarding expectations of any products.

    And last year everyone mocked the secrecy thing. I haven't seen too many rumors about the next iphone, either, or this thing's features aside from a new case.
     
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    ..

    ...which doesn't make a lot of sense given that the last truly new iPad was introduced one year ago. But, again, if all they'll do is make it thinner and lighter and give it a slate back than I really don't bother waiting 1/2 years. It's all the same
     
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    MacRumors still quoting Digitimes..? Why???:confused:
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    Complete redesign but its still all the same :confused:.
     
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    No problem with a release in fall; my iPad 3rd Gen still doing strong.
    The mockups with thinner bezel looking good.
     
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    Find it a bit strange if Apple would release all the annual hardware products in Autumn, in a 2 moths space!!!
     
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    wish they would fit MBP style front facing speakers...
     
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    Maybe they'll do it this year only, next year it's spread out again just to mess with us:)
     
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    Call me when the next Mini goes on sale.
     
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    I understand that Macrumors makes its money from clicks.
    But please:
    Let us have a filter against articles based on trolling-times! Their track record is 99-1. They just make up stuff.
     
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    Sooo, if this is true, the ipad mini would also get delayed. Or is it possible it gets an event for itself during this month?
     
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    Seems like I finally get my first iPad :D
     
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    thinner and lighter ... story of my life
     
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    If it was coming next month, we'd be awash in leaked parts by now.
     
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    Sigh. Really want a retina iPad Mini (or a much lighter iPad). Oh welp.

    And dang, since Haswell won't hit 'til summer/early fall (desktops vs laptops may vary)... we're going to be waiting forever for updates on almost all Apple products!
     
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    A6 quad core or still dual?
    If A7 dual or quad?
     
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    The same reason they quote rene ritchie.
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    If mini will just sport an A5 and Retina and the same 512 MB,i'll skip it.
    If it will sport an A6 ,1GB i could buy it even without any Retina at all.
     
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    This is the right time for the upgrade from my iPad 2(served me well) :D

    thinner | lighter - the story of my gadgets :cool:
     
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    I always looked forward to purchasing a new iPad this time of year. I'm not a fan of Apples entire product portfolio being released in the fall. :cool:
     
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    Yeah, I'm going to hold on for the fatter and heavier model in 2014.
     
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    I guess if there is a redesign with the bezel, I can throw my $80 leather smart cover in the garbage. I can't see them making it fit, unless they stretch the actual screen size.
     
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    Seems it wasn't a bad decision to buy the iPad 4 like 2 months ago then. Was afraid I'd want to (and then also do) switch to the iPad 5 after a mere 3-4 months. If I have had the iPad 4 for > 6 months when the iPad 5 is released it will feel okay to upgrade.
     
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    Is that you Tim? :p
     

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