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New iPad to be thinner and lighter, mass production starting in July-August?

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New iPad to be thinner and lighter, mass production starting in July-August?
The fifth-generation iPad will enter mass production in the summer months of July to August and it will carry a design similar to that of the iPad mini with a thinner and lighter body, featuring a narrower bezel, according to DigiTimes.

If true, those would be good news for the ergonomics of the 9.7-inch iPad. We have heard the rumors about Apple cutting shipping numbers of the traditional 9.7” iPad in favor of the more compact 8” iPad mini. If the larger iPad becomes more compact, though, Apple could have a more compelling case for users to buy it.

The screen on the fifth-generation iPad is said to be manufactured by LG Display and Sharp. We have not heard any rumors about Apple further bumping up the resolution, and we don’t see why would it - the 9.7-inch iPad still has one of the sharpest displays with its 2048 x 1536- pixel resolution.

source: DigiTimes

New iPad to be thinner and lighter, mass production starting in July-August?

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posted on 09 Apr 2013, 03:41 20

1. fouadysf (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


This lighter and thinner thing is just getting boring now :|

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:54 5

18. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


No. Lighter and thinner means easier and more convenient to move around - to take on a trip or a picnic. It is always welcome, especially if it brings along a load of crazily useful features like apple's products always do.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:51 6

26. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


no offense, but are sarcastic in saying that?

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 08:54

28. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


n00b.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 11:10 4

31. Luisit0 (Posts: 73; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


it also means smaller batteries.....

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 12:19 4

32. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1064; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


boring, boring....still boring........and now its just plain pathetic!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 03:45

2. uchihakurtz (Posts: 233; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Why doesn't this surprise me. It'd be paper thin and light by iPad 7, bending time XD

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 03:46 6

3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Now that's new.. What else?

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 03:51 14

4. shreehari (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


nothing is improved same design same shape sane colour same icons everything is same apple and samsung sucks

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:30 7

11. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


whoaa what samsung has to do with this?

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:05 4

19. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


And still NO STEREO SPEAKERS. WTF.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 03:53 9

5. FlushGordon (unregistered)


The same STALE operating system with a slighty faster hardware...KA - CHIIIING!

Take my money

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 04:28 3

8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


The single reason why i wont consider an iPad when i buy a tablet is because of that 4:3 screen ratio. I prefer 16:10 or 16:9. Apple's not going to change the screen ratio anyway. A lot of screen space is wasted just from watching videos.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:01 6

13. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


It's still the best tablet on the market I got to say.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:16 1

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Really for what....
Limited and closed
People buy this to show off look cool and its a trend
Transformer prime by Asus is the best.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:34 4

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 10532; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Spec wise you're right, but what makes the iPad #1 is the very good end user experience it provides, the Eco system, and the endless amount of accessories and services. I know I'll get a ton of red thumbs for saying this, but its not always about specs. People want something practical for everyday use also to fit their needs/wants, and the iPad delivers.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 18:07 2

34. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


So true, that's is why I have one :)

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:27 2

22. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


You're a little late for April Fool's day aren't you?

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 04:06 2

6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


SIGH, "lighter".., probably just a reduction by 20 grams or 50 grams? What's the big deal? I dont like phones and tablets that are too light either.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:22 3

10. Filledilla (Posts: 3; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


I dont like bricks

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 04:13 4

7. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)


yawn.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 05:15 6

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 10532; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Hurry up and bring this thing out already, I wanna see what it packs and how it looks.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:19 1

16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hey Dark hows it going?

How become you dont argue or discuss nor dispute anymore, whats wrong?

A7 chip 1080p quadcore A15 pvr rouge gpu

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:23

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10532; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Going good. Hope all is well with u. What good does it do to argue and dispute? Just leads to insults and disrespect, and in the end people still like what they like. I prefer to chat with the more mature people on this site like u, and a few others . As for those who wanna start trouble and disrespect people...I leave them be. U don't argue or debate as much either anymore, what's up with that?

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:38

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Im cool Dark, agree™

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 08:06

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 10532; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Are you getting the s4 bro?

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 09:04 2

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 10532; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao a red thumb for asking Troll if he's getting the s4...now that's funny.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 18:43

35. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yea I say whats the big idear? Who thumbed Darkjedi, could the real slim shady please stand up™

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:04

14. bubbadoes (Posts: 326; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Nothing new though. Same ole ios

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 06:24 1

17. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


and wont get waterproof

why not get xperia z which is exactly thinner and lighter than the ipad

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:26

21. israinwet (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)


Apple just recycles this slogan for every new iPad. I remember them saying this for the previous models.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 07:30

23. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5246; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


When they said "it will carry a design similar to that of the iPad mini", it just stops the exciting"ness", it's like telling you : "Dude, get outta here, there's nothing new here!". :(

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 09:50

30. SIGPRO (Posts: 416; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Don't care about these crappy overpriced apple stuff!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 12:55

33. PAandi (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


Samsung Note 10.1 LTE is the best; with multiple screens tasking....for $400;

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 19:28

36. homersimpsons (Posts: 16; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)


What a revelation this article was to me!

I thought that Apple would be regressing their product design by making their next generation iPad both bigger and heavier. Wow, thinner and lighter - who would of thought...

Thanks PhoneArena - keep up the top-notch reporting!

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