Of course no one knows.. but I'm wondering how this is going to affect the usual update cycle of the iPad. I imagine the 5th gen will be redesigned using the design of iPad mini, likely a lot lighter like the iPhone 5 is a lot lighter than prev generations.. I'm really looking forward to a thinner, lighter full-sized iPad (I couldn't believe how light the iPhone 5 is! it feels like a toy). I was going to wait til next March or buy an iPad mini (only if it has retina, so that's out, ugh disappointing as hell specs and price), but now that the iPad has been updated.. I might buy it now anyways despite no change in design, if the next one won't be released for a good while.