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Fifth-gen iPad in 3Q, next iPad mini later?

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By Phil Dzikiy

News Editor, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
News Categories: iPad

A new report from the spotty DigiTimes claims that Apple will release the fifth-generation iPad in the third quarter, but will delay the release of the second-generation iPad mini by a few months. The new iPad mini will allegedly be delayed for one of two reasons: to prevent the mini from impacting sales of the larger iPad, or due to Apple’s supply chain “being unable to meet the mass-production schedule.” Despite the supposed delay, it could be released for the holiday season. The report also claims that the redesigned fifth-generation iPad will feature a “thin-film-type touch panel solution” to reduce its weight.

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Hopefully, if Apple is doing what people actually want, the delay will be because the second gen mini will essentially be the iPad 4 in a smaller form with the iPad 5 being a new trailblazer for iOS tablet specs.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on June 5, 2013 at 8:19 AM (PDT)

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