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Report: Apple iPad mini 2 and 5th-generation Apple iPad to launch in March

0. phoneArena 11 Jan 2013, 13:38 posted on

Topeka Capital Markets' Brian White says checks with his supply sources at CES suggest that the Apple iPad mini 2 and the 5th-generation Apple iPad will both launch in March only five months after the latest versions were announced; despite rumors that the Apple iPad mini would sport a Retina display for the sequel, there was no word on the resolution of the screen...

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posted on 11 Jan 2013, 14:38 2

13. ryq24 (Posts: 739; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


competition is heating forcing apple to change it's schedule in releasing new products. not only is samsung their main headache but those small phone and tablet maker most people never heard of but are churning out cheaper phones and tablet.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:09

19. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


"The sources tell White that the fifth iteration of Apple's 9.7 inch tablet will be faster and lighter than the current model. It will have the same design as the third-generation Apple iPad but will feature the faster A6X processor and the new lightning port."

... Is this a typo? Or is the 5th gen iPad REALLY going to be just an iPad 4 that's thinner and lighter?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:36

24. BREvenson (Posts: 240; Member since: 17 May 2012)


Barely two months since the iPad mini and 4th iPad, and they're ALREADY coming out with their successors? At least Samsung gives about six months to a year in between their devices, with Apple's stuff, it's pretty much obsolete in a couple of weeks.

If this is Apple's way of strengthening their fan base, their fans must have plenty of disposable income to be throwing down hundreds of dollars for a barely-changing device at least once a year.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:50 1

25. papss (unregistered)


Well I can tell you I'm not very happy to hear of this. I have an iPad 4 and its really fast and the games run amazing on it BUT if its not going to be the top dog only after mere months

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:19

27. joey_sfb (Posts: 6045; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Even samsung that has new product every other month keep their flagship model on a 12 months refresh cycle.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 20:47

32. papss (unregistered)


I'm seeing how it might be harder for developers to make great games in numbers like they do now. I'm no lover of IOS but my iPad is pretty fast when loading web pages or playing games.. I won't be buying this next one though

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 21:24 1

33. GENERAL_LEVY (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Where are all the Trolls and bashers and haters.....?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 21:53

34. mydi.maus (unregistered)


i can see apple around the corner with another surprise :)

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 22:14 1

35. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


wow, mini2 already..and people complain about Android OEMs...

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 23:17

37. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


lol smh...this is crazy, i guess when i'm ready to upgrade there will be iPhone 7 available. i guess i'll get that along with the iPad 8 mini new hdS w/retina+

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 02:05

39. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


at the rate apple is producing no one will be buying. There is only that much money to spend in a certain period

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 19:28

41. bubbadoes (Posts: 1172; Member since: 03 May 2012)


I remember when the ipad 3 came out and only included a bumped up processor and a retina display. Was a hard choice for customers to really see the difference between the ipad 2 and 3 looking at the displays. For a difference in price of $100-a lot of ipad 2's are still being sold today because noone wants to pony up the extra $100 for retina. Then came out ipad 4 which included everthing on the 3 with a bumped up processor and a lighting connector for the ipad 4. Now a rumor is about a ipad 5. Point is--the ipad mini will follow the same cycle of the ipad---which will have you still buying the ipad mini 1 because it will be $100 dollars cheaper than the ipad mini 2 which will only include a retina display or a bumped up processor--but not both at one time--then their would be no need for a ipad mini 3, 4 or 5.. doesn't matter though--the fans will still be out there buying them because it's something new--when actually the mini is light years behind the nexus 7 in performance, processor, speed, and features.

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