iPad 5 to be 15% Thinner, 25% Lighter?

Posted April 18, 2013 at 7:31am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9187 views

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says he expects production to ramp up in August/September for a new iPad that is 15% thinner and 25% lighter.

We think the tablet will, at 7.5-8.0mm, be 15% thinner than iPad 4. The new device will likely be about 500 grams, or some 25% lighter than iPad 4, run on an A7X processor, and sport cameras with similar specs to the iPad 4’s (front HD, rear 5MP). The casing shape and color (silver and black) and narrow bezel design will be similar to the iPad mini’s.

Kuo also said that it's likely Apple will use the same GF2 touch technology that's used in the iPad mini for a thinner display. More efficient display and chip technologies will also result in a thinner battery.

We therefore think that iPad 5’s battery capacity will be 25-30% smaller, at 8,500-9,000mAh, than iPad 4’s, and the battery’s thickness will be 15-20% smaller, at 7.5-8.0mm, and the number of cells will be reduced to two from three.

Finally, Kuo believes Apple will still be using a chip produced by Samsung on its 28-nm process.

Notably, just yesterday, numerous case photos for a new iPad were leaked online and show a design more similar to the iPad mini.

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Anuj Goyal - April 20, 2013 at 11:32am
So, first apple increased the weight of iPad (3&4 compared to 2) and now reduced it… how it is a good thing? I think its cheating with consumers… no wonder, apple is going down… consumer is awake! Small shop owners increase prices by 50% the first day and then give 50% discount... Its only 25% discount actually... Nice tactic and the consumer feel happy that it is saving 50%!!!
haha - April 18, 2013 at 3:24pm
This iPad will be the most amazing iPad. Yet.
Derp - April 18, 2013 at 12:10pm
Ipad 6... It's invisible. It's revolutionary
Dragan - April 18, 2013 at 9:15am
Wow, this is revolutionary, amazing breakthrough! iPad 5 will smash all the competing products!
Leggoman - April 18, 2013 at 8:59am
Same old stuff new box, apple need to do some thing new,
f1982 - April 18, 2013 at 11:52am
Everytime a new macbook is released and it is a gradual improvement over the last model- a couple of new features, thinner body, better display, faster chips etc.. nobody is crying out saying Apple isn't inventing. Apple has mastered the tablet device with the iPad, and now on a yearly basis improves on that design. Why would you expect something completely different every time the product gets a re-fresh?!
jon - April 18, 2013 at 1:18pm
sadaN - April 18, 2013 at 3:41pm
Congrats, you are an officially English-iliterate idiot, who can't even spell SHEEP.
wow - April 18, 2013 at 5:09pm
Slasher - April 18, 2013 at 7:54pm
Haha you TEP !
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