iPad 5 Set for October Debut with Design Similar to iPad Mini? iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone Moving Forward

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iLounge's Jeremy Horwitz has filed a new report offering a few new details on the fifth-generation iPad, as well as on Apple's work toward future iPhone models.

    Most notably, Horwitz says that he has inspected what is said to be a shell designed for the fifth-generation iPad, and that the device will adopt many of the features seen in the iPad mini's design.
    The report notes that the upcoming iPad is so much smaller and thinner than the current design that it seems to require a complete redesign of the interior, likely including a shift in display technology to IGZO panels and smaller chip components.

    Horwitz says that while Apple had originally hoped to push the fifth-generation iPad out in March, it now appears that an October launch is more likely, perhaps due to issues with component yields.

    On the topic of the iPhone, Horwitz says that the iPhone 5S will unsurprisingly appear nearly identical to the iPhone 5, although it will have a slightly larger rear flash. The rumored lower-cost iPhone with a plastic shell is indeed said to be in Apple's plans for 2013, with a focus on China Mobile as Apple seeks to lower the cost of entry for the world's largest carrier.

    Finally, Horwitz says that the rumored "iPhone Math" is indeed in development, but that it will not be appearing this year, if ever.
    Horwitz has shared fairly accurate information on Apple's product plans several times in the past, suggesting that he does indeed have reliable sources with access to Apple's supply chain.

    Article Link: iPad 5 Set for October Debut with Design Similar to iPad Mini? iPhone 5S and Lower-Cost iPhone Moving Forward
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2003
    iPad 5 on order now!!!

    Or whenever it's released.

  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2012
  4. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2011
    Just like I've been saying...No new iPad 5 or Mini Retina until FALL 2013. Glad I returned my iPad 4 and bought my iPad mini when I did in December. It's absolutely fantastic and I've been enjoying it like crazy!
  5. macrumors regular

    May 26, 2011
  6. macrumors 68020


    Nov 17, 2012
    March please :(
    And I don't want another redesign. I have accessories coming in for when I buy the iPad 5 :( :( :(
  7. macrumors 65816


    Jul 9, 2011
    "only enough space above and below the screen to accommodate the mandatory camera and Home Button elements."

    Does this mean the bottom bezel (with the home button) will be thicker than the top?
  8. macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    Well if they make the iPad 5 a lot lighter, I'll be buying it again for the bigger screen. I went to the Mini because it's so light.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2003
    That's what I'm talking about!

    However, if the iPad 5 will be similar to the iPad Mini in terms of size, of what use is the Mini?
  10. macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
  11. macrumors 68020

    Oct 14, 2011
    If something were coming in March, wouldn't we be seeing leaked parts by now? Or would it still be too soon?
  12. macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2010
    Paris, France

    [Rushes to nearest Apple Store to be first in line for "breakthrough" iPhone 5S]
  13. macrumors 68030


    Oct 16, 2007
    If they aren't releasing new iPads until October, I have to imagine the iPhone would be in the summer otherwise it's going to be a boring first couple of quarters for not only customers, but investors as well.
  14. macrumors 68030


    Aug 10, 2010
    macrumors apparently
  15. macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2009
    I don't believe the smaller bezel rumor. The full size iPad needs places where you can hold it.
  16. macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2011
    Of course there will be a bigger iPhone. Apple didn't even want a 4 inch screen, but they were pushed by the market. Just put an iPhone 4 next to the current batch of high end Android phones and see how pathetic that screen size holds next to those gorgeous 4.7-4.8 screens. Keeping 3.5 inches would have been a complete joke. So 4 inches they went. Apple even had to saturate the colors on the iPhone 5 screen from previous screens just to show better on the sales floor against the vibrant SuperAmoled Screens. On the sales floor, the vibrant colors of the SuperAmoled just pop and look amazing. Nobody is doing any major photo editing on their puny 3.5-4 inch skinny smartphone screen to require accurate colors.
    Tim believes they have the perfect screen size at 4 inches. So what about all those past years at 3.5 inches which they professed was the perfect size. What a joke.
  17. macrumors 68000


    Jan 30, 2008
  18. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    I hope this ipad rumor is true. Me want badly. :D
  19. macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2009
    Perhaps apple doesn't always go out and put the latest screen, or what have you, in it's products is because they have price targets to meet and profit margins to maintain. If Apple put in a large screen, do you still think it could be sold for $600 or $200 with contract?

    I personally like the form factor. It fits my hands and into my pocket nicely.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    Of course October. They want to put the A7X in it.
  21. macrumors regular

    Apr 3, 2010
    I miss downvoting. :(
  22. macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
  23. macrumors 68040


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    This. While the iPad with Retina Display is a great product, the weight is an annoyance. I was about to get an iPad MINI for the weight and use that as the primary on-the-go device and leave the iPad w/ Retina Display at home but if this turns out to be official, might wait and get the full sized iPad 5.
  24. macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    This all seems very reasonable and therefore believable.

    But the focus this year needs to be iOS 7.
  25. macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
    At least TRY not to be obvious about your trolling.

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