iPad When is that iPad 5 coming...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yannoulecomte, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2013
    Hey all, last year in October I really wanted that iPad mini when I came out. But I looked at the specs and that made me not buy it. The iPad 4 was excellent for my needs but that weight and thickness was just...no. So I thought a new iPad would come out with the same design as the mini in March. Wrong I was. Then there was that rumour of a June release. I was quite happy because I would be in New York at that time. It did not come out. And lately I see how much I need it for my work, how usefull it would be etc.. when will it ever be released??? I've been waiting for almost a year! Is there any hope i'd be able to get it before November? And also is there also that same thing with the iPhone where people camp outside, then there is no more in stock etc? :mad:
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2011
    The rumor is of an October 15 iPad announcement, release would likely follow 10 days after. The craziness will depend on how much changes. The iPad 2 launch was nuts. iPad 4 was nothing much, but it was a fairly minor upgrade of the iPad 3 which had launched earlier that year.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Jan 8, 2013
    yes 15 October will be for sure since the same source said that iphone event will be on 10th september. So yea iPad mini 2 with A7, retina display, space grey and silver ,and we are not sure about the finger print for ipad mini 2(ipad5 for sure)
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2008
    Hearst Castle
    If iPad mini 2 has retina and A7, I'm buying several of them. It will be great, and I will be happy to be rid of the much heavier regular iPad.
  5. macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    I don't care much for the mini anymore. I want a thinner lighter ipad 5.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    Retuned the mini just did not like the smaller screen. Bought a 128gb ATT iPad 4 and have not looked back. Unless the new 5 offers something really good, I am sticking with this.
  7. macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2013

    And faster. That is all.


    Ipad 4 is an excellent machine.

    Ipad 5 may be faster and a bit lighter, but will take all the great things from an already great iPad 4.
  8. macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Yeah a lighter, thinner iPad 5 would make my decision tougher as I was planning to buy both. I'm also hopefully optimistic that Apple refines iOS 7.
  9. macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008
    Pretty sure there will be a bigger iPhone next year so I'm thinking of going back to a 'full size' iPad and selling the mini.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    iPad Mini 2 = A5 cpu, nothing else changed

    iPad 5 = A7X, redesign to match mini-like formfactor.. Thinner and lighter than iPad3/4 design.

    This is most likely what will happen.. The iPad Mini will always get last year's CPU.. Retina won't come to it in a number of revisions.. Perhaps next year but not this soon.. Apple doesn't want the Mini to be identical to it's big brother.. Apple loves marketing everything as trade-offs.. I.E. Money gets you a better screen and performance.
  11. macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Im still hanging tight with my iPad 2. The new OS makes it feel like a newer unit again to me :)

    IMO, the iPad 4 will be the best buy once the 5 comes out. The refurbs will be super low and even new ones will come down. Unless the 5 has some monumental hardware changes or something, an oz lighter with a smaller bezel does not warrant paying full price. The ipad 4 would be my upgrade.
  12. macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    I'm still on iPad 1. That thing is a dog now, and stuck way back on iOS 5. :(
  13. macrumors 6502

    The Economist

    Apr 4, 2011
    It's definitely coming this year. I'm thinking of upgrading to an iPad 5 from an iPad 3, it really depends of what's new.
  14. macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2010
    I have an iPad 2 and a mini, both 64GB.

    If the iPad 5 is light and has the same tech as the iPhone 5s then I'd get rid of them both.
  15. macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    Last year's CPU would be the A6....

    Otherwise, I would agree. Perhaps an A6X depending on how small they could get the die. Would likely need to be to run a retina display which I think is coming.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2012
    I sure hope there isn't a crazy run on the new iPad's like there has been on the iPhone. Either way I plan on ordering on-line as soon as they are available for pre-order.
  17. macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2009
    The form factor and weight are the most important change coming for most folks that I've talked to. If it's lighter and thinner, then that's a massively big deal.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2012
    My iPad 3 is all I need right now. A slim design would be nice, but not worth another $599 for me.
  19. macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    I want an eye scanner lol, something super futuristic lol. I like the rumors of the lighter space gray on the back, I think that will look very nice!
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2010

    Text on IOS-7 looks awful on the iPad 2.
  21. macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2009
    Greenville, SC
    Apple hasn't put much emphasis on iOS 7 for iPad in their keynotes. I'd like to hope the 5 is a major update. The 4 wasn't much (I've seen people argue this, but come on).

    There's room for more, and here's what I want:

    - Faster charging and processor
    - better iOS optimization with the screen real estate.
    - fingerprint recognition
    - better battery life
  22. macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Test has never been a strong point of the iPad 2. All these new screens with super resolution really show it up. But, with bold and contrast boost on I feel its fine for me. At least I know that my next iPad will have the retina display so I'll be set then.
  23. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Oops that was a typo on my part, A6 for sure
  24. macrumors 6502

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    Yeah, I think the October15 reveal is probably correct rather than the 22nd. I was in a couple of best buys on Friday checking out their 5s supplies and saw that it iPad section was thin. They had very few iPads and cases. I believe we will see an invite to the next big event soon.

    And personally.....I can't wait!
  25. macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2010
    I'm very happy with my iPad 4. All I want now is a JB for 6.1.3/4 and viola, I have a fast, sexy looking machine for a loong time! (apart from the thickness :)

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