iPad 5: release date, specs, price, news and rumours

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Apple’s iPad is currently on its fourth iteration and we’ve collected the latest news, rumours and speculation on what to expect for iPad five

With Apple having launched the iPad 4 alongside the iPad mini back in November – only eight months after introducing the new iPad to the world, it’s clear that the company is now looking to take on Samsung and Google in the budget market as well as the premium arena.

Naturally with technology moving at such a quick pace it’s unsurprising that talk has already turned to the new specs, features and of course the design of Apple’s upcoming iPad 5. The company has announced an official event will be taking place in San Francisco on October 22, and many believe this is when we’ll see Apple’s new slate.

With most of the Apple rumour mill focused on the arrival of an iPhone 6 and the newly-named iPhone 5C, rumours surrounding the iPad 5 have remained few and far between, but it hasn’t been all bad with a few rumours slipping through the net.

iPad 5 release date

With the likes of the Google Nexus 10 both nailing the specs sheet and offering a tablet that’s as light as it is powerful, Apple may be looking to reinvent the iPad as something that is as premium as it is portable without sacrificing the build-quality with the iPad 5.

Current rumours point to a mid-2013 release date – AppleInsider reports that Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI Securities, wrote to insiders to suggest Apple felt the pressure of launching a new 9.7-inch iPad 5 to retain its lead in the tablet market.

“Though the iPad mini is expected to be successful, we think launching a lighter, thinner 9.7-inch iPad as quickly as possible matters more for Apple strategically,” Kuo wrote.

What this means is that we could see a lighter iPad 5 before we see an iPad Mini with Retina Display as Apple will be looking to regain as much of the larger tablet market share as possible from Google and Microsoft.

Source:- T3.com

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