Apple to Release Thinner Fifth-Generation iPad and Retina iPad Mini in Last Three Months of 2013

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    As parts leaks have suggested, Bloomberg reports that Apple will release a thinner full-sized iPad in the final three months of this year -- this would suggest that the iPad would be released at a separate media event from the one supposedly scheduled for September 10th when the next iPhone is expected to be released.

    Bloomberg also says Apple will release a Retina-equipped iPad mini in the same time-frame, similar to previous reports.

    Mockup of fifth-generation iPad next to iPad mini
    The new full-sized iPad is expected to have a thinner screen bezel like the existing iPad mini, while the new mini is not expected to have any significant design changes.

    Article Link: Apple to Release Thinner Fifth-Generation iPad and Retina iPad Mini in Last Three Months of 2013
  2. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  3. benh911f macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    Really hoping the new Mini has Retina. Then I can sell off my 3rd-Gen iPad, (aka, The Bastard Child iPad) and get a Mini.
  4. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2013
    I don't care, as long as the iPad Mini has Retina. IT'S ALL THAT MATTERS
  5. hifromtomorrow macrumors member


    Jul 11, 2012
    Brisbane, Australia
    Come onnnnn Apple!
    My employer is going to buy me the top of the line iPad5 for "work" ;), and I want what's coming to me!!!
  6. WhackyNinja macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2012
    Kissimmee, FL
    The iPad has been working out and losing that extra weight ;) :apple:
  7. Szarky macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2010
    My wallet is ready. Retina Mini=instant buy.

    Coming from a 2, it's time.
  8. user418 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2010
    Can hardly wait. Still using an iPad one. About time to make a change.
  9. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2013
    Lol, how's that been working out?
  10. Ichabod. macrumors regular

    Oct 1, 2012

    Quite a busy fall indeed. Predicted 3+ events in the last months of the year? Or just phantom updates for Mini, iMac, rMBP and AppleTV
  11. Szarky, Aug 12, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013

    Szarky macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2010
    My guess... Sept. iPhone and iPod.
    Oct. Macs (edit: iPad also in Oct., give the iPhone announcement time for people to take in)
    Apple TV/iWatch=March-June 2014
  12. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    Back and forth with the retina iPad Mini rumors :rolleyes: Boy, I hope this story turns out to be true.
  13. Branskins macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ugh it's going to be hard to decide between the iPad and iPad Mini :O
  14. xNYMetsx macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2013
    So if this is true, iPhone 5S should launch at the same time as the 5C. Can't imagine Apple hosting another event between these two.
  15. Szarky macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2010
    Getting tired and bored of it myself. And yes, let's hope.
  16. tbrand7 macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2013
    New York
    Thank you Bob. I knew you could figure out how to fit a Retina display into a mini! :)

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  17. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Well, I know why I won't be able to fall asleep tonight.
  18. ghettochris, Aug 12, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013

    ghettochris macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2008
    I hope the next iphone is like the current ipod touch. amazingly thin and light! :D my 4s is twice as thick and twice as heavy as the touch it seems, I am pissed whenever I leave the house and trade out the touch for it in my pocket.

    whoops, thought it said thinner iphone in article :D

    I almost wish they would release the next ipad mini non retina so it could be thin and awesome like the current ipod touch, but I think retina is more important than a little thinner. Current ipod touch makes the mini seem thick, heavy, and dull with it's lack of colors.
  19. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Excellent. The super slim, lightweight iPad 5 is what I'm waiting for. :D
  20. ms341547 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2013
    Is the Mini really that awesome? Wasnt it strange to go from 9,7 inches to 7,9? Thats the only thing that should stop me from buying the Mini.
  21. Szarky macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2010
    Not strange at all. It's actually the opposite. It's strange to go to a full size iPad now after using a Mini. Why? Because the Mini is just such a joy to hold in my opinion. It feels good in the hand and it's especially amazing for longer periods of using it. To me it's that sweet spot of the perfect size. Kind of like how I assume most people think 13" is the perfect Macbook size, yes some people want 11 or 15 but 13 I think is the most popular for a reason, it's the sweet spot.
  22. pezj macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2012
  23. teknikal90 macrumors 68040


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    but doesnt it seem cramped? i use mine to read pdfs and websites. essentially, it has replaced even my laptop.
    wouldnt everything feel too miniature?
  24. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

    Four oF NINE

    Sep 28, 2011
    Hell's Kitchen
    I LOVE the iPad Mini! It's so much lighter and easier to carry around than the iPad Classic. With retina display, it's on my automatic buy list
  25. HarryWild macrumors 65816


    Oct 27, 2012
    Just hope this time Apple puts in current component technology like the A7, 2GB and IGZO display. If they do that I too will buy it at any price!

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