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

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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46 Comments

1. nando2do

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

finally!

8. quaqua

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 21, 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.

39. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

Completely redesigned like the iPhone 5! lol

2. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 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?

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

36. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

45. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 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

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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..

19. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

So you admit Android does more...

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good point

35. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 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"

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2948; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Apple owns the tablet marketshare for a reason.

9. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 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.

10. Kreft

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Give it a few more months. ;)

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

7. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

Apple redesigning something haha *slaps Knee

11. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

14. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

16. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

18. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

17. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

24. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

25. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 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

26. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 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.

27. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

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