January 2, 2013
New iPad, iPad Mini in March?
Rumours suggest that the fifth generation iPad will be lighter and slimmer while the replacement iPad Mini will get a high-definition display upgrade.
According to numerous South East Asian supply chain partners, the next Apple iPad will be unveiled in March and will be slimmer and lighter but just as powerful as the current full-sized iPad. The iPad Mini will get a resolution upgrade so that it boasts a HD screen like its big brother and several of its 7-inch competitors.
As to the speculation that both devices will debut in March, this is traditionally the month that Apple releases new tablets -- the only exception being in October 2012, when an updated iPad and new iPad Mini were launched to capitalize on the roll-out of 4G LTE mobile connectivity and to cash in on the growing market for smaller tablets respectively.