It’s rumored that the iPad 5 will feature a lighter and thinner design with a width of 7.2 mm, LED backlighting system, IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) screen, A6X processor, and the same Lightening Chip found on the iPhone 5. The one prediction people can’t seem to agree on is the size of the future iPad. Some speculate it will be the same size with the iPad 4 with a slimmer design, while others speculate that it will be a widescreen.
The iPad Min 2 is expected to have the same design, better camera, and a faster processor. There is still some major disagreement on the next generation device’s resolution. Despite the fact that many assume there is no sign Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will improve resolution, some experts think a high resolution is something we can expect.
Topeka Capital Markets analyst, Brian White, came up with the majority of the reports which he sent in a note to investors. He sourced his information from industry insiders and “checks”. Peter Misek from Jeffries also thinks the iPad Mini (as well as the next generation iPhone) will come in a variety of fun hues.
It’s also rumored that there may be a new iPhone besides the iPhone Mini, which could arrive as early as this summer.
If this rumor is true, it’s possible that Apple may continue with last year’s trend of releasing two iPads in one year.
Despite the exciting changes that may be coming with the next generation of iPads, there is still some concern regarding the scaling of the iOS on the iPad Mini, according to a report written by several mobile designers, which explained the vexing viewpoints of line of iPads. The problem is when the device-viewport tag on the iPad Mini defaults to the same 768 x 1025 pixel screen as the larger iPad. This results in things looking tiny on the iPad Mini screen. Maybe it’s time for Apple to reconsider its current scaling standards?