Following the recent iPad 4 release date, latest reports have suggested that Apple will launch the new iPad 5 in September 2013 with the fifth-generation tablet to sport an all new design similar to that of the iPad mini and iPhone 5.
With Apple giving its market leading 9.7-inch tablet its second refresh of the year earlier this month with the iPad 4 launching alongside the all new iPad mini, industry analysts have predicted the Cupertino based company will now wait until September 2013 before giving the full sized iPad its next specs and design overhaul.
Kicking off the iPad 5 rumours in a report detailing his predicted Apple launch roadmap for the coming 12 months, Piper Jaffray Senior Analyst and repeated Apple tipster Gene Munster has suggested the iPhone 5 manufacturer will offer its first completely redesigned iPad since the iPad 2 in just 10 months’ time.
Under September 2013 on his Apple roadmap reported by Business Insider, Munster has claimed: “we get a new iPad, which is totally redesigned to look more like the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.”
Far from the only tablet based launch Apple is tipped to be planning for the coming year, Munster has suggested the company’s annual March release will see a revised Retina display iPad mini touch down just months after the first 7.9-inch offering.
With the iPad mini set to get a further specs bump in September 2013, the mooted iPad 5 is seemingly set to be unveiled alongside the previously rumoured iPhone 5S with the next-generation Samsung Galaxy S3 rival to feature a “modest upgrade” over the current iPhone 5.
iPad 5 Rumours
Said to feature an all new design based around that of the iPad mini and iPhone 5, it is expected that the new iPad 5 will launch with a heavily revised form factor that boasts a flat-backed brushed aluminium finish and will be available in both black and white colour forms.
Although an iPad 5 release date and design details have already made a premature appearance, there is currently no word on iPad 5 specs.
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