iPad 5 rumours: release date, news, specs

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This article is where we take a look at some of the rumoured iPad 5 release dates and specs and try and makes some sense of it all.

iPad 5 release date

Following the announcement of iOS 7, it’s fairly easy to come to the conclusion that Apple will launch the iPad 5 in autumn 2013. The company released the iPad 4 back in November 2012, having unveiled it in October. Given that the design was already two-generations old, we can’t imagine Apple will wait any longer than a year to launch the next iPad.

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Rumors about iPad 5 – From Taipei-based Digitimes

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If you are an Apple fan, you might often concerned about the trend from Apple. There is no doubt, almost every Apple device will bring a series of the boom. Nowadays, many people are turning to the next generation of Apple mobile devices, such as iPad 5, iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S. According to a report from Taipei-based Digitimes., production of the fifth-generation iPad is slated to begin in July. The following are details:

Trial production of Apple’s 5th-generation 9.7-inch iPad will begin soon and volume production will begin in July, with monthly shipments ramping up to 2-3 million units in September, according to sources with Taiwan’s supply chain.

The display of the new iPad, which will hit market shelves as early as September, will still be a 2,048 x 1,536 Retina display, the same as the one used in the 4th-generation model, except that the new display is built on a glass substrate of 0.2mm, thinner than the 0.25mm one for the 4th-generation device, the sources said, adding the new table will has a narrow bezel.

The touch panel solution for 5th-generation iPad is GF2 (1 layer of glass and two layers of ITO film) instead of G/G bonding used in 4th-generation iPad, the sources added.

The new iPad will use one LED light bar for backlighting, compared to two LED light bars used in 4th-generation iPad, the sources noted.

The 5th-generation iPad is estimated to be 25-33% lighter than the 4th-generation one, the sources indicated.

LG Display, Samsung Display and Sharp are expected to be the suppliers of display panels for the 5th-generation iPad, while Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology will undertake SMT for the LED light bars, Radiant Opto-Electronics and Coretronic will be responsible for making the backlight units and TPK Holding for touch panel bonding, the sources said.

Believe it or not, we are sure that Apple iPad 5 is coming soon. If you have other information about iPad 5, do share it with us in comments.