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Rumor: iPad 5 To Be Thinner and Lighter Than Current Models

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Of course it will.

The latest rumor regarding the next iteration of the iPad says the device will be slimmer and lighter than the current generation of Apple tablet. Not exactly a surprise, but with Apple keeping its usual tight lid on any information relating to new devices, little tidbits like this are all we've got.

MacRumors cites KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as saying the new iPad will be roughly 15 percent thinner and 25 percent lighter than the 4th generation iPad released back in November. Those of you hoping that the new iPad would have a superior camera may need to look elsewhere. On the brightside, Kuo reckons the 5th generation iPad will pack a new A7X processor. Other rumored specs include improved battery technology and a thinner display. Based on Kuo's predictions, it sounds like Apple is working to make a larger iPad mini.

Apple has yet to confirm any rumors regarding the iPhone 5. The company surprised a lot of people when it released the 4th generation iPad last November, less than a year after it launched the third generation model. Is Apple preparing to launch another new iPad this year? Given Apple's propensity to refresh its lines once a year, we doubt Cupertino will skip out on a 2013 iPad just because there were two 2012 iPads. Nothing we can do but wait until the fall, we suppose.

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    fat_panda , April 19, 2013 9:08 AM
    I don't care what their hardware specs are, if they don't update iOS to something useful. Android is light years ahead.
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    shotgunz , April 19, 2013 9:03 AM
    "Apple has yet to confirm any rumors regarding the iPhone 5." lolwut?
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    shotgunz , April 19, 2013 9:03 AM
    "Apple has yet to confirm any rumors regarding the iPhone 5." lolwut?
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    hrhuffnpuff , April 19, 2013 9:08 AM
    Thinner, lighter and now 50% easier to break!
  • 20 Hide
    fat_panda , April 19, 2013 9:08 AM
    I don't care what their hardware specs are, if they don't update iOS to something useful. Android is light years ahead.
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    The_Trutherizer , April 19, 2013 9:10 AM
    :o  lighter omg! omg! omg! that's so epic omg!
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    hotice , April 19, 2013 9:26 AM
    Too bad what they need is a new OS, not new hardware...well for the tablet at least. Their phone is still a joke. The hardware needs nfc, a notification LED, and a larger display.
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    Anonymous , April 19, 2013 9:30 AM
    Then iPad 6 will be 4 inches thick and weigh 10 pounds :) 
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    jupiter optimus maximus , April 19, 2013 9:32 AM
    What ever hapen to Zac Isam?
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    Anonymous , April 19, 2013 9:35 AM
    ..And be out of date within 6 months due to the Ipad 6 coming out before Christmas at the current rate they are coming.
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    everygamer , April 19, 2013 9:37 AM
    This just in ... it is going to be warmer as it turns to summer ... dogs bark ... the sky is blue!!!!
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    jupiter optimus maximus , April 19, 2013 9:45 AM
    What ever hapen to Zac Isam?
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    RedPanda98 , April 19, 2013 10:00 AM
    And you call this innovation?
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    lamorpa , April 19, 2013 10:53 AM
    Yawn
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    Immoral Medic , April 19, 2013 11:06 AM
    "Apple is working to make a larger iPad mini". Wouldn't this just be an iPad?
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    rocknrollz , April 19, 2013 11:46 AM
    Lighter, Thinner, Faster. Those three things are the things that Apple uses to promote all their new products. They need something original.
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    Anonymous , April 19, 2013 11:50 AM
    The funny thing about Apple rumors is that only about 1% of them come true.
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    ubercake , April 19, 2013 11:50 AM
    This just in... When the iPad 5 is released, all fatter, heavier iPads become obsolete.
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    g00fysmiley , April 19, 2013 11:52 AM
    I don''t get the move toward thinner and lighter, given the choice between thinner and lighter and better battery life/ durability i will take the latter
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    Rune Olsen , April 19, 2013 12:31 PM
    sweet mother of god, more useless crap that people can't handle, more hassle for IT support. Overpricing ftw as well
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    nitrium , April 19, 2013 1:10 PM
    Do people really still get genuinely excited about new Apple products? I'm being serious.
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    assasin32 , April 19, 2013 3:13 PM
    iPad 5 now with 20% rounder corners!
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