iPad iPad mini delayed a full size iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by gadget123, May 28, 2013.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Do you think them releasing a slimmer ipad mini has delayed the full size one being slimmed down?
  2. tazz3 macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2013
    Apple has 2 teams working on each tablet.so the mini is not holding up the newer ipad
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    They released the iPad mini and the iPad 4 at the same time last year so designing the first mini didn't impact the regular iPad any.
  4. daywiz macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2012
    I don't think a slimmer ipad mini (2nd gen is coming)..it might remain the same or grow negligibly thicker

    I think because they want to release both of them together again, they are holding up the fifth gen full size ipad inorder to get the mini 2nd gen ready.
  5. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    Actually the hold up in this case is most likely iOS 7.
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Though I don't think there is a hold up as of yet, I would think they would reserve shipment until iOS 7 as well.
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Maybe by choice, but not by necessity. They could easily release iOS7 and then ship the iPads later.
  8. daywiz macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2012
    But don't you think its unnecessary as, the iPhone is definitely going to be the first device with the new iOS out in that case, causing the iPads to become even more delayed then necessary. Even with the iphone 5S, not going to make too much drastic physical changes ( outward design) compared to the 5, its still going to confuse a a large segment whether to go for the iPhone or the iPad ( as they may prefer to have both).

    The iPad sales have been dipping rapidly, and its going to continue to hurt Apple as a majority of people are going to hold off their purchases till the Fall.

    i think they should go ahead and announce atleast the 9.7" iPad at WWDC and launch it with iOS 6 in July, and then roll out the iOS 7 as they release it in Sept. the ipad mini event can be coupled to maybe the laptop announcements in Oct.
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    The iphone comes first & it will probably have the A7 processor

    There not going to release a new ipad with the same 6x chip

    So you won't see a new ipad before the new iphone this year
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    No, they just decided they will release all their iOS products in the fall, close to the Christmas season, rather than having them spread around the year. If they had wanted to keep to an iPad release in the Spring, they wouldn't have made the iPad 4, and used the resources they spent on making that to make a thinner iPad for a Spring release.
  11. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    The Mini 2 will be light and portable but how much more than rumors of the iPad 5 remains to be seen. The bigger iPad 5 screen would be my choice if the rumors pan out.
  12. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    No, it would most likely be screen and processor technology that is holding up a slimmer full sized iPad.

    The main component that dictates the size of the iPad (besides the screen itself of course) is the battery. The extra backlight required by the retina display is what caused the iPad's battery to grow from the iPad 2 to the 3rd gen.

    To slim the full sized iPad back down will require a new screen technology, like Sharp's new IGZO displays, that require less backlight power at high pixel densities.

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