New Apple iPad to be "a major upgrade", lighter and more compact

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Apple may be preparing one of its biggest upgrade years for iPads as it plans on redesigning its large, 9.7” iPad, according to Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White. We have already seen the leaks, so this should come as no surprise. The fifth generation iPad is expected to adopt the design language of the iPad and get a lighter, more compact body.

This would be “a major upgrade” to the series and it comes at such a time that White predicts will coincide with the time for many of the 155 million iPad owners to upgrade to a newer device.

This new design is expected to go particularly well with Apple’s loyalists, and together with a new and more powerful 64-bit expected for the new iPad, it has raised analysts’ expectations.

“Given our research in Taiwan over the past few days, we believe the iPad 5 has the potential to be a significant iPad upgrade cycle,” White writes in a note. “[Since] Apple did little in the way of changing the look and feel of the past couple of iPad iterations, we believe Apple’s sizable installed base, with 155 million iPads shipped through 3Q:FY13, is ready to purchase a new full-sized iPad.”

Along with this comes an increased and bullish price target of $777 for Apple’s stock. What are your thoughts on that, would you consider the new iPad if it was lighter and more compact?


source: AllThingsD

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40 Comments

1. HalaMadrid

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

ipad 5 > all android tablets

4. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

iPad 1 > all android tablets ;)

29. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

hmm...so thinner n lighter is Apple's "major" upgrade..No need of leaked pics or rumors since I can easily imagine what its gonna look like (or more of a look-a-like gen4)

36. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Well I dunno about that. It depends on your needs. Multimedia, Android tablets are still winning, but since Apps are a key part of the experience, I think iPad is still ahead. However, that iPad 1 is a silly comparison. iPad 5 will definitely take the cake tho.

9. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Gold colored iPads with slimmer bezels is hardly a 'major' upgrade but I digress, unfortunately it sounds like a another S hit to me considering the user base :/

11. Kurai unregistered

ANDROID KITKAT>IOS7

13. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

How long till KitKat is on at least 5% of the userbase? How long till 50%?

15. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

when will the iPhone 4 get siri? it was a free app on ip4 YA KNOW>!?

19. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

iPhone 4 is more than 3 years old.

26. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

it was there newest phone up until Oct 2011 which is just 2 years ago...it was a free app that apple pulled and then required a 4s or newer purchase. Fragmentation does exist on apple products and just because iOS rolls out to majority of devices, this is proof of dropped features and fragmentation

27. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

How does not having Siri fragment a device? I disabled S-voice on my S4, can I join the fragmented group now?

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31287; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol exactly

30. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

apple followers claim that you don't have fragmentation BECAUSE 95% gets the newest iOS. Well, if the newest iOS and all the NEWEST features don't work across all devices, how is that not apples version of fragmentation?

33. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Answer the question peasant. How does not having Siri make an iPhone 4 defragmented. Does it stop you from installing Angry brids, twitter, or facebook?

37. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

Does being on Android 4.3 instead of 4.4 stop you from installing all those things either? Dimwitted analogy.

31. noodles914

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Android developers are smart enough to make their apps compatible, there are no issues. Don't believe the "fragmentation" hype.

32. Airforce

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

we can call it MacBookPro TABLET

39. KRONeage

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Samsung Origami UMPC > than all iPads ;-P

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31287; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm impatiently waiting apple, for you to shutup and take my wife's money. I bought the phones, the iPads are on her.

16. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

haha how you gonna do her like that darkk the pads cost more than the phones... anyway, WHERES THE RELEASE DATE!!! my iPad 2 is straight dinosaur mode on this iOS7... i need that 5 in my life like pookie on dat crack ya feel me?! lol

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31287; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok you went "New Jack City" on em lol. I agree my iPad 3 is a little long in the tooth too. +1 I'm thinking invites will go out this Monday. Hopefully.

3. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

darkkjedii I cant wait on the mac pro its a beast

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31287; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've want of those forever

18. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

it bad asss with support up to 3 4k displays with out any performance issues

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 31287; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gonna be a beast

38. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

All that power yet u have a craptastic collection of games to take advantage of it. How unfortunate.

40. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

When did Mac get games?

5. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Yawn!

34. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

Yawn! at your Yawn!

6. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

You forgot 200% faster! ;)

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