iPad New rumour iPad 5 in April but no iPad Mini 2

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  1. macrumors 68000

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    If it does arrive in April don't get your hopes up as it will probably be just the new design without a speed bump. That would come with the next refresh. I'm waiting for both.
     
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    March/April same difference, nothing new in this article we haven't heard before someplace else.
     
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    But I think that would please a majority of people anyway Ipad 4 specs + Ipad mini design would be a decent upgrade.

    I do however think they would have to add something different to make it stand out from Ipad 4. Maybe better Siri or something or improve the camera.
     
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    That's another analyst prediction based on the fact that if apple don't launch that, they won't launch any major products in the first half of the year. How many people think there'll be a March/April release though?
     
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    It would please some who want the mini look and they would consider that an upgrade. I however will wait later this year to upgrade when I can get the new design and a speed bump.
     
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    So this isn't based on any "inside information", just Gene Munster prediction. Like he's been predicting an Apple television for two years now. :p
     
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    Do you think, the iPad mini will be updated in March/April? We had some rumours about that recently.
     
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    No one knows but Apple, it's possible so don't rule it out.
     
  10. macrumors 603

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    i don't believe the march/april rumors

    new ipad worth buying will have the A7X CPU. A6 just came out in october. no way apple will be able to ship a next gen CPU that fast. no one does it.

    even in the time of a new android phone a week they were all the same phone with the same CPU generations with minor differences
     
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    I'm just waiting for the Retina Ipad Mini. Hopefully we hear something soon.
     
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    My guess is we'll see a new iPad 5 in April/May with the new design but the same or similar specs and an iPad Mini in the fall. I think Apple released the iPad 4 so soon after the iPad 3 was to get the lightning connector out. I'm thinking they'll resume a 9-12 month release cycle again.
     
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    I've read on other forums that it has to happen in order for Apple to compete with Android. Of course the price goes up.
     
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    The the iPad 3 was the same price as the iPad 2.
     
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    Yep,I expect and hope they will drop the normal iPad mini to 249$ after introducing the retina.
     
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    If I were to wager a guess, I think we will see a new iPad 5 before the end of June and a new retina iPad mini update possibly as soon as November or early in the new year.
     
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    This is the most unpredictable ipad launch ever.
     
  18. macrumors member

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    Right?! I want my lightweight ipad 5, bad and there's no reasonable prediction to go on. For people who have a 2 or 3 and skipped the 4 for the 5 the uncertainty right now is dreadful. I keep checking rumor sites for parts leaks to ramp up a bit more.
     
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    At the brisk sales volume Apple is enjoying, especially the high grossing mini, there's no incentive for Apple to make a change anytime soon.
     
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    that would be great! I'm on an ipad two and although it works fine, it's starting to show its age.

    6x processor, lighter, thinner and mini design. I'd call that a decent update.
     
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    If Apple do release an ipad 5 in April, do you think they'll launch an ipad 6 in November?

    And why didn't Apple launch the 4 with the new mini form factor?
     
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    Less than two months after the iPad 4 128GB? I don't know.
     
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    I'd really enjoy having a retina mini with the specs of at least the ipad 4. :) I just bought an iPad 4, and would happily get the mini with the same specs.
     
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    I'm predicting a summer launch, possibly a WWDC announcement.

    I think this will happen for a few reasons. First of all the October update was such a minor update, that I don't think Apple would wait an entire year to update again (but they also couldn't stick to the normal March timeframe, because they would only piss off more people. Just a sidenote). Secondly, the iPad mini has completely stolen the light from the full iPad. It's newer, cheaper, lighter, and more portable. The large iPad needs to regain some of its "sheen", and it will NOT be able to do that if it shares a stage with a retina mini (what everybody has been waiting for). So the full iPad will launch about 3-4 months ahead of the retina mini. This will gain it a lot of attention. Sales for the full iPad will go through the roof (it's so light! so small! so thin! it's the perfect iPad!!!), while iPad mini sales will diminish thanks to nearing the end of it's life. Then the retina mini will hit a few months later.

    It's better for Apple to alternate product launches a bit. Keeps the attention on Apple.
     
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    That makes sense but I think an iPhone is more likely at WWDC. They'd probably want to get that out before iPad. Maybe iPad will follow a month later.
     

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