Thinner, Lighter 5th Generation iPad to Arrive in March 2013?

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    Japanese blog Mac Otakara is reporting that a redesigned fifth-generation iPad could arrive in March 2013.
    Apple just released the fourth-generation iPad about two months ago, which could make this fifth-generation iPad, if the report is true, the second in five months. The design is said to have taken inspiration from the iPad mini and will be thinner and more lightweight. According to the site, the new iPad will 4mm, 17mm and 2mm smaller in height, width, and depth than the current models.

    Previously, Digitimes also reported that a new iPad could appear in the "Middle of 2013". Except for the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini, new iPads are have traditionally released in the first couple months of the year.

    Mac Otakara has been a source of accurate information in the past, predicting the design of this year's iPod Nano and iPod Touch.

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    “We are just getting started. We're not taking our foot off the gas,” CEO Tim Cook said at the media event.
     
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    sucks being a student sometimes :mad:

    the weight of the mini would be pretty awesome tho
     
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    I think the message from Apple to Consumers is clear:-

    "Stop expecting to have the latest model for a pre-determined amount of time before we release a newer model"
     
  7. procrastinasn macrumors member

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    Thinner and lighter?! I thought it was going to be thicker and heavier!
     
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    It's nearly 6 months, time to milk more money from the herd.
     
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    yep
     
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  11. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    You just need to be much richer to have the latest and greatest from Apple. :(
     
  12. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    I am glad that they are shifting design directions, if only with their iOS devices. Aluminum is getting tiresome.
     
  13. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    CEO Cook: "What? You only pay once every year? Let's make it twice."
     
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    Except that the new design also uses Aluminum, and a much softer one. :rolleyes:
     
  16. louis.b macrumors regular

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    For such a big thing as the ipad thinner may not be a good idea I suppose. LIghter is definitely better.
     
  17. SpamJunkie macrumors regular

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    People used to complain that Apple products were updated so infrequently as compared to PCs, now they get flack for updating too quickly, ha.

    If this is true I just hope the iPad mini with retina isn't far behind.
     
  18. Delirium7 macrumors newbie

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    I had zero complaints or misgivings about my iPad until I held a mini. Now if only they made it lighter...well hot dog!
     
  19. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    I love how everyone is getting worked up. You don't have to upgrade just because there is a new model.
     
  20. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    This was foreseen, ill probably end up updating every other generation now
     

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  21. NoNothing macrumors 6502

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    Why?

    Why is the simplest question to ask. The 4th Gen iPad got the A6X right? Still a hot and great processor running on an OS that is very tight and light weight from a resource standpoint.

    This sounds like a rumor created by the competition to try and stop prospective buyers from committing.
     
  22. sputnikv macrumors 6502

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    are we really complaining that the ipad is being upgraded so relatively soon? your current ipad isn't going to be any worse
     
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    Man it makes my brand new iPad look so bad. Now I am debating whether or not to return it, still got 28 days to decide.
     
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    I'll wait for the iPad 19 by the end of the year.
     

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