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Rumor says iPad 5 to be completely redesigned and coming in Q3

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Rumor says iPad 5 to be completely redesigned and coming in Q3
There have been a bunch of rumors recently about the next generation iPad mini, but not so much about the full-sized iPad. So, if you've been wondering what the rumor mill has to say on that front, look no further. Apparently, the rumor is that the next generation iPad (aka iPad 5) is going to be "completely redesigned" (whatever that means) and will be released in Q3 of this year.

The rumor comes from Taiwan-based market research firm TrendForce, and seems to corroborate the idea that the iPad 5 will have a smaller bezel similar to the iPad mini. We're not sure that really constitutes a "complete redesign", but when it comes to Apple, anything that doesn't look like last year's model usually falls into that category. It doesn't sound like it will be a redesign along the lines of the iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4, or the HTC One X to HTC One, but it will get Apple to its eternal goal of "thinner and lighter".

The firm also says that the iPad 2 will be retired with the introduction of the iPad 5 (a completely logical assumption), and that while the iPad mini will make up about 65% of Apple tablet shipments in the first half of 2013, shipments will balance out to 50/50 once the iPad 5 is released. 

source: Trendforce via BGR

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posted on 21 Feb 2013, 17:46 4

1. nando2do (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


finally!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:19 10

8. quaqua (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


"and this change the whole things again"... LOL

A lot of Wall Street Analyst were trapped buying US$ 700 apple share, and they loosing money because apple share is now at US$ 450 and keep doing down.

Instead of cut lost, they create FAKE NEWS to make Apple share goes up.

This whole iphone mini, iphone math, redesign ipad, etc is PART of that's conspiracy.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 01:40 1

39. PhoneLuver (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Completely redesigned like the iPhone 5! lol

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 17:47 11

2. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


"Apparently, the rumor is that the next generation iPad (aka iPad 5) is going to be "completely redesigned" (whatever that means) and will be released in Q3 of this year."

That means the battery will be slightly better, the resolution will be the same, and the processor will be slightly better. Shouldn't you know how apple swind- I mean operates by now?

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 17:52 7

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Completely agreed, they just released the ipad 4 a couple months ago with little to no changes except maybe a faster processor. I would not be shocked if they did the exact same thing here.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:38 2

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apple never coined it the iPad 4. Apple flatly stated it was a simple refresh of the iPad 3 to unify the connector with the mini, and the ip5. They Introduced the beefed up processor and improved the camera. The new iPad comes out this year.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 00:34 1

36. Taters (Posts: 2349; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


LOL Um, they called it the ipad 4th generation. I know that you suck but at least stop making things up to defend them.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 13:11 1

45. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


I get that you live to post stupid sh*t and apple can do no wrong in your eyes, I really do, but cut the bullsh*t. It was called the 4th gen ipad, and OFFICIALLY it was calle the "NEW ipad" by appfail.
The term "new" denotes it as a seperate gen/model from the 3.

AAHHHHHHDUUURRRRRRRR

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:10

15. gallitoking (Posts: 4630; Member since: 17 May 2011)


"That means the battery will be slightly better, the resolution will be the same, and the processor will be slightly better"

add a bigger screen and is just what Android does..

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:24 11

19. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1468; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


So you admit Android does more...

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:45 1

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good point

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 23:44 6

35. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)


No, Androids get
better resolution
Different screen sizes
Ir blaster
USB OTG
SD slots
Waterproof, dustproof
FM radio
MiraCast
NFC
Wireless charging
bigger battery
Stylus pens
Notification lights
Smaller bezel
Physical keyboards
Front facing speakers
Screen Projectors
And other stuff i couldn't think of

But sure the iPhone is "better"

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 17:47 3

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


SOOOOO glad I got the iPad 4 a couple months ago....lol

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 17:51 3

4. Ninetysix (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Apple owns the tablet marketshare for a reason.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:20 10

9. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Because they have the best marketing team on the planet. Their marketshare is slipping thiough, they cannot keep selling people the same damn thing over and over and over and over and over and over again.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:25 3

10. Kreft (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Dec 2012)


Give it a few more months. ;)

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 17:52 1

5. _Bone_ (Posts: 2061; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Slim design makes a lot of sense. Many ppl. are considering picking up the Acend mate cause it's not far off a 7" tablet in screen size, yet it's much smaller, easier to hold and pocketable. No wonder Samsung is rumored to come out with a 6,3" Note III, tabphones could make small tablets obsolete.

Speaking of the iPad 5, I wouldn't mind it keeping it's current size but increasing the screen, with slim design, 11,5" would be doable with iPad 4 dimension; wouldn't mind a 16:10 aspect ratio either.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:10 11

7. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 157; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Apple redesigning something
haha *slaps Knee

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:37 11

11. GoBears (Posts: 302; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Completely redesigned means it's going to come in a different color, Maybe...just maybe...they'll add another row of icons!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:47 6

13. Bernoulli (Posts: 1396; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Nah they'll steal someone else's patent and call it redisigned

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:35 3

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


yep they just spray paint it. why bother wast money for a color ipad when u can do that at home

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:45

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


So this will be a Larger iPad Mini ... good.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 18:48 1

14. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I'd like to see something new, but I'm unsure about the word "completely". I imagine there could be a few tweaks but how can a tablet be completely redesigned?

This isn't me having a go at Apple, but generally all tablets have a lot of similar design features. I can't see how a tablet can be designed without them.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:19

16. corporateJP (Posts: 1282; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Unless it turns into a Cylon and vacuums my house, I don't see what they can really do besides make it thinner, lighter, have better battery life, and a larger screen.

But, a few of those last words don't mix very well.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:23

18. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1468; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Cylons kill, not clean. Why would you want that? It would turn on you.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:22 6

17. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1468; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Redesigned... with 6 rows of icons! REVOLUTIONARY!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:34 1

20. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


lmao yeah right ipad mini 2 same design and same bezel only a few inches they can't do anything with shape

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 19:55 2

24. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I hate to point out the obvious. but a redesign could mean moving the battery 4 inches to the right.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 20:03

25. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


finally! thry need to change the design!! they should make iPad to be as functional as the windows tablet! support of USB!! that would be nice

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 20:18 3

26. darkvadervip (Posts: 275; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


It funny how folks got things to say about the iPad but last time I saw don't toady people keep there android tablets cause there all the same give or take and have terrible value after you purchase them. Do the math go on ebay, amazon, or Craigslist and the iPad sales better as quality is better.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 20:23 2

27. GoBears (Posts: 302; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


Big difference between quality and trendy. iCrap is trendy and the trend is fading. Check the stock lol.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 21:22

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Check the market cap value too. 431 billion that's a trend I'd like to b apart of

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 21:58 2

32. CreeDiddy (Posts: 201; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Read a little bit more as their biggest loss in stocks were hedge funds. Apple has had excellent stock since the announcement of the iphone and ipad. Apple's products are used in education and businesses more than Android. You are getting confused with the success of Samsung with Android as opposed to all the other manufacturers of Android. It's about profitability my friend. Only Apple and Samsung have profitability. Apple lead Samsung by almost 3 times in profits last quarter.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 20:27 1

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


The teenagers here doesn't want to hear the truth :)

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 20:45 1

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 9255; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


All the more reason to buy an iPad dark

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 09:40

44. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Um yeah I have my money on darkvadervip = darkkjedii lol.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 21:26 1

31. Allen3697 (Posts: 86; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Isn't there supposed to be a complete redesign every year? ....

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 22:09

33. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


its apple, so you dont need to be shock! if their devices getting a bit boring, they will redesign it to make it look new!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 23:38 2

34. deewinc (Posts: 102; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Well the new ipad will come with a bigger apple logo at the back redesigning it's price structure by over $200 ;-)

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 00:41

37. biophone (Posts: 1884; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I think apple will use the design language of the ipad mini and transfer that to the bigger ipad. I'm excited about it.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 01:05

38. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Same tired UI.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 01:58

40. blindguardian (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


If they are still gonna charge 100$ for 16 to 32GB, then they can put it where the sun does not shine.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 02:11

41. Hafiz (Posts: 78; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


completely redesigned ?? lyk d iphone 5 ?? xP

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 03:01 2

42. redcloudsk (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Redesigned??? lololol

Take care of ur stupid IOS!!!!! lololol

THAT operating system boring as hell ~~~

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 07:54

43. loki1618 (Posts: 18; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


I think everybody forget this is Apple we are talking about... I can't wait to hear all of y'all reaction when Apple blow y'all mind this year. I believe the best is yet to come

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 04:36

46. garz_pa (Posts: 152; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Everything iAnything seems to be "redesigned" every year.

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 11:22

47. Evil.Bunny (Posts: 41; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)


OMG!!!! another row of icons........so exciting !!!

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