Apple leaks suggest iPad 5 release date in September with great specs

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    Now these are not just wild rumors without any foundation. Apple leaks suggest iPad 5 release date in September with great specs

    By Parwinder Sandhu

    If you are thinking of buying a brand new iPad then its time to hold back your horses and wait for few more days as Apple is all set to roll out its much awaited iPad 5 in October. The speculations of the new iPad being on cards comes due to the fact that the tech giant is buckling under a lot of pressure due to the fall in sales in its current models.

    The estimations followed a report in which it was clearly mentioned that two of the key products from Apple, iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini, are expected to register a 25-30 percent drop in the sales by second quarter of this year. The decline is majorly being attributed to the customers awaiting the arrival of its successors.

    The other major factor believed to be contributing towards the release of iPad 5 is that the rivals in the market including Samsung, Asus, Acer, HP and HTC are releasing new tablet devices this year.

    Apart from the iPad 5, the month of June might also see a subsequent launch of iPhone5S and iPad Mini 2.

    In yet another rumor hinting at the October release of the gadget is coming from Taiwanese device part suppliers, who have indicated that monthly shipments of the device will reach 2-3 million by September.

    Now coming to the specs and features likely to be inducted in the 5th generation iPad is that it will reportedly, feature the same Retina display that was used in the previous generation iPad, however it will evidently make use of new manufacturing techniques to create a glass display that’s 0.2mm thinner that of today’s iPad 4. It is also being believed that the bezel around the iPad’s screen will decrease in size, though there are no exact indication of how smaller this new iPad’s bezel will be.

    New manufacturing techniques will include the use of just 1 layer of glass and two layers of ITO film. ITO or Indium Tin Oxide film is used in shielding glass and display panels from electromagnetic interference. The iPad 5 would also make use of just one LED light bar to light its display instead of the two that’s used on today’s iPad. The iPad 5 would also be 25-33 percent lighter than today’s iPad because of the new changes being incorporated. This will be done by altering the 3 cell battery with a 2 cell one.

    Further, there might be an improvement in the battery life for the iPad, as there are rumours that Apple will also release an Inductive Smart Cover, containing its own battery, where you can plug-in your iPad, expanding its battery lifespan.  Supposed to have a A6X improved processor, the iPad 5 will be faster and more reliable, while consuming the battery slightly slower than the iPad 4. The price for iPad 5 is expected to be from $520 for the 16GB model and could hike up to $728 for the 128GB.

    Tech analysts have confirmed reports of  LG, Samsung and Sharp to be providing for the screens for the device, while other companies like Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology, Coretronic, Radiant Opto-Electronics and TPK Holding will provide different parts of the iPad’s display.