Apple to Announce Refreshed 9.7-Inch iPad Next Week?

Posted October 20, 2012 at 3:33am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 21199 views

Apple will reportedly announce a refreshed version of its 9.7-inch iPad next week, according to 9to5Mac. The iPad will apparently keep the same price point and storage as the current model.

Launching roughly half a year after the current third-generation iPad, this new iPad is said to be a tweaked model and not a complete revamp. As iMore and iLounge previously reported, we expect this new iPad to gain the smaller Lightning connector from the iPhone 5, fifth-generation iPod touch, and seventh-generation iPod nano. Also likely in the mix for this tweaked iPad is global LTE support, just like in the iPhone 5, according to a recent report from The Guardian. Apple could also use this opportunity to upgrade other internals like the processor, screen, battery, etc. but we don’t yet have specifics on this.

Below you can see a chart of the SKUs for the new models. The site says half are for the iPad mini and the other half are for the refreshed iPad.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted a tweaked iPad in July and developers have recently reported seeing an unknown iPad3,6 in their logs.

Apple has announced a press conference on October 23rd where it will likely unveil numerous updates to its product lineup.

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terrance&philip - October 20, 2012 at 8:56pm
Another 10 million suckers will upgrade to this
Samsung=Shiite - October 21, 2012 at 7:10pm
Like your mom?
odedo1 - October 20, 2012 at 4:35pm
the 4S is easy to fix watch videos how to fix on YouTube.
Samsung=Shiite - October 21, 2012 at 7:11pm
What's wrong with it
odedo1 - October 20, 2012 at 4:29pm
no way ! I'm keeping my iPad 3 64GB LTE jail broken with the original charging plug, let other people fall for Apple trap.
Simon - October 20, 2012 at 2:24pm
They can keep their refreshed iPad. Ill hang on to my jailbroken iPad 3.
Carl - October 20, 2012 at 1:38pm
Fake, apple wouldn't add a iPad mini and sell it for $499 which is the lowest price on this list.
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