Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge provided us with some accurate report regarding the upcoming iPad 5. He described the iPad 5 as a completely redesigned device with “virtually no left or right bezels, and only enough space above and below the screen to accommodate the mandatory camera and Home Button elements.” He also noted that the iPad 5 design is like the iPad mini with its “chamfered edges and curves” along with the slimmed down bezel.
He also speculated that Apple could go with the IGZO display to achieve a thinner design compared to older generations:
Beyond that, it’s noticeably thinner, as well, which is to say the the fifth-generation iPad will be smaller in every dimension than its predecessors. As it will have the same chamfered edges and curves, calling it a “stretched iPad mini” is very close to entirely accurate… The changes are so considerable that a new screen technology, such as IGZO, seems like a given. Going Retina for the third-generation iPad forced Apple to make that tablet a little thicker than the iPad 2, in part to seriously beef up the battery.
He also noted that Apple is pursuing the October release which was supposed to be on March.
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