iPad iPad 5 new rumors - smaller all around w/ "mini curves"

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SR71, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    According to Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge the iPad 5 is going to be considerably smaller in all dimensions with "mini curves". In addition to this, he says that the consensus is that the iPad 5 will be released in March.

    Here are the links to the tweets:

    Tweet #1: Click here

    Tweet #2: Click here

    Tweet #3: Click here
  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2010

  3. macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2010
    Sounds like iPad minus the bezel. This is good news. Never liked the huge bezel around the iPads.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2007
    130 miles NE of Cupertino
  5. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    glad I returned my iPad 4 for the mini! I think we will see the iPad mini 2 in the fall 2013...
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 23, 2012
    If this happens I'll keep my iPad 4. I like the bezel.
  7. macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2012
    So, $1.000.000 question... What if iPad 5 will "only" be thinner and lighter with not significant hardware improvements, assuming that the new policy is to release two tablets every year, a minor and a major upgrade. What if the iPad 5 is just the minor upgrade? Would you buy it, or again as it happens with the iPad 4, are you going to wait the iPad 6?
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I wouldn't mind that. Thinner, lighter, and with a new design, but with the A6X processor and 1GB of RAM (the old specs) would be the perfect iPad. As it is now, the A6X and the 1GB of RAM make the iPad 4 feel lightning fast. All it needs now is that newer design that is thinner and lighter and possibly even slightly smaller bezels, and it'll be an incredible product.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2007
    Stop it with all these ipad 5 rumors..........:( *got my ipad 4 in dec*
  10. macrumors 68020


    Jun 6, 2010
    How would he really know anything? It's just speculation! (Right or wrong)
  11. macrumors 65816

    May 4, 2012
    Agree. Jeremy Horwitz = Snore
  12. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    No one is forcing you to read them. The site is a rumors site.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2012
    The nice thing about the bezel is that it gives your fingers a place to hold on without being on the screen when you need to hold it in one hand. I would hate to see it go for that reason.
  14. macrumors 68000

    Jul 3, 2009
    Dumb. Need the edges to manage the size of a 9 inch tablet.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2007
    Just a joke......chill out.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2010
    So the iPad 3 owners who felt shafted with the release of the 4 will have the last laugh after all.
  17. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    As an iPad 3 owner I never felt shafted but I will LMAO if it's released on March. Karma baby. :cool:
  18. macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2011
    Interesting, but I'll wait for the spec-bumped iPad 6, which will be out in the fall...
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    i have a question. Material used on Mini is different than those of Ipad 2,3,4 right? Because the weight is so light that even if it is smaller, it shouldn't be so much diff. from the fullsize.

    If Apple make Ipad 5 using mini materials to make lighter then Ipad 2 will probably the last Ipad i own.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2010
    The release buzz begins. Next comes the suspicious inventory numbers and then the mulitple threads on mac rumors about why a march ipad release is "out of the quesiton"
  21. macrumors member

    Jul 20, 2011
    I wouldn't doubt the smaller bezels all around... As for the 4, I think the 3 was supposed to originally pilot at least the A6 and/or lightning and I bet they fell behind on the A6 chip forcing them to go for the backup plan of the A5X. Building the A6 would have been hard to put hard timelines around as it's their first chip from the ground up. I think the 4 is really catch-up for the iPad, getting it where they wanted it for the 3.

    The slimmer bezel on the Mini is paving the way for smaller bezels all around, software optimizations to handle all the possible invalid touch events. It's a trial run in the real world.

    That's how Apple usually does things... all incremental little steps. These Tweets seem to hint at them bringing prior incremental steps together into the 5. I wouldn't doubt it, just hope the timing is not March :).
  22. macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2009
  23. macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    If it was from somewhere other than iLounge I would probably blow this rumor off but they do have s fairly good track record.

    One of the best things about Apple is when you buy their products you are 'current' for at least a year. For me this 6 month release cycle is actually quite a turn off. I mean if they are just going to crank products out month after month I mind as well buy Samsung devices.

    There will be no hype to Apple releases anymore and people will hesitate to buy.
  24. macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    Ill make sure to bump this thread in march after you & everybody else buys the ipad 5
  25. macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2011
    This can only happen if they can lower the power requirements i.e. less demanding screen tech (IGZO) and shrink the A6x die size. If they can't do this then removing the majority of the bezel will mean less physical size for a battery to power the unit meaning a smaller battery and lower run times - not something Apple has been keen to do.
    The retina iPad is noticeably heavier than the iPad 2 because they had to squeeze a larger, heavier battery to accommodate the new components.

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