iPad 5, iPad mini 2 due in March, says analyst

By , Jan 11, 2013

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Despite Apple’s absence from this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company has remained in the headlines. Yesterday, we reported that Apple is evaluating Retina screens for the next iPad mini, with Foxconn’s subsidiary Shenzhen Century Science & Technology allegedly having sent its high-resolution panels based on One Glass Solution to Apple for testing. This indicates that Apple is slowly but surely aligning its supply chain partners ahead of upcoming iPad refreshes. Today, one analyst notes that some evidence now points to the official launch for the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 in March…

MacRumors passes along a not Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White released to clients today, citing “checks” that point to a March launch for both the fifth-generation iPad and the second-generation iPad mini.

Our checks at CES indicate Apple will release the iPad 5 and the second-generation iPad mini this March. The iPad 5 is expected to be lighter and thinner than the iPad 4 that was released in October, while the form factor of the iPad mini should be similar to the first generation iPad mini that debuted in October.

He isn’t saying whether the second-gen iPad mini’s display will be bumped up to Retina, but that’s certainly what other rumors from Apple’s supply chain suggest.

The iPad mini went on sale November 2, 2012 in nearly all of Apple’s markets following the October 23, 2012 introduction. The third-generation iPad was released in March, but was quickly replaced with the iPad 4 six months later.

Are you looking forward to new iPads?

What features are at the top of your wish list?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rebbeca.mcqueen.3 Rebbeca Mcqueen

    Apple to open ios for tweaks and stuff because it’s kind of getting boring looking at the same ios

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      EXACTLY WHAT I BEEN SAYING AND SOME FOOL ON HERE DAMN NEAR HAD A LIFE ENDNG MENSTRUAL SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION EPISODE BECAUS OF IT.. LOLOLLOL

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396779846 George Lafflin

        Nice, i love reading all caps its so cool.

      • sambuzzlight

        you had me at spontaneous combustion XD!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/linton.findlay Linton Findlay

    im hoping for the iPad 5 ASAP. hopefully it will have a much better back facing camera and perhaps a 16:9 screen

    • http://www.facebook.com/don.reid.5623 Don Reid

      They probably wont change the screen hardly at all because look how long it took them to make the iphone/ipod bigger

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        yup

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      yes on the boring camera upgrade .. no on the screen dimension change sorry..

  • http://twitter.com/MHCsk MHCsk

    And still no jailbreak for the “old” iPad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      ipad jailbreaking is no illegal..lol

  • Johnathan Jennings

    iPad 5.. NFC, Design like the iPad mini, thinner, A7 Quad Core, facial recognition (when iOS 7 comes) and finally.. Apple Reinvents the battery. iPad 4 has about 10 hours of battery, apples new iPad 5 will have over 5 times that,, 50 hours of usage.
    Okay The battery part is wishful thinking, but Apple really does need to make the battery a lot better!

    • Guest

      Damn. I really hate those wannabe analysts with their wish lists…

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      boring….. and face recognition is gimmicky and fails in low light soooooo….

      • Johnathan Jennings

        I don’t like you anymore.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        lol estrogen

      • Johnathan Jennings

        At least I get pussy unlike your loser ass.

      • http://twitter.com/FoundTP FoundTP

        Bet you are a lot of fun at parties.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396779846 George Lafflin

      How is a 10 hours battery not good? I dont get u morons that dont understand technology. No other tablet has a better battery but u expect apple to get 50 hours. Stay in school kids or else youll be dumb

      • Johnathan Jennings

        I was hinting at apple revolutionizing the battery dumb ass. I love my iPads battery. My iPhone 5? Lasts about 4 hours of usage. Sucks ass.

      • Guest

        You are really a moron… He just talked to you about technology and that you don’t understand it, and you still want Apple to “revolutionize” the Battery? It’s just not possible, yet, you freakin’ dumbass.

      • Johnathan Jennings

        And why is it not possible? Oh great one please tell me why.

      • Guest

        Damn, how fucking dumb can someone be… Go back to 8th Grade and pay attention in Physics when talking about Electricity.

      • Johnathan Jennings

        Physics in 8th grade..? I’m in America. Not Asia. And only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible. Bye fag:)

      • Guest

        LOL Even the Germans have that in the 8th Grade, and Germany has the worst education in Europe… LMAO Now this really proves that you are just a gay fucktard, that is nowhere near absurd, it’s just stupid. But why do I waste my time on some faggot called Jonathan “Retard” Jennings? Bye bye.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002136300838 Michael Hulet

        I took physics in 8th Grade Science last year. One of the main things we covered was electricity. I’m in Tennessee (I think the 3rd Worst Educational state in the country). Just sayin’

    • Kaptivator

      do people really carry their iPad into places like that? NFC on the iPhone but I really don’t see a need for NFC on an iPad. But maybe its just me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/don.reid.5623 Don Reid

    Yes thats great but all of the upgrades for the iPad in the past have been minor and they say their major just to make money hopefully ipad 5 will be different

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      BUT WE ALL KNOW IT WILL SMPLY BE A LARGER VERSION OF THE IPAD MINI DESIGN style…. running the same boring IOS..lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396779846 George Lafflin

        Ok so what would you like the next ipad to have? What are other tablets doing that is so much better than apple id really like to know. I am sure ios will begin to change soon enough, but its just an os, it serves its purpose. You have to spend the rest of your life with your spouse if you marry but you cant take 4 years of a similar os? With 50 millions devices selling every 3 months i dont think most people have a problem with ios at this point.

      • http://www.facebook.com/don.reid.5623 Don Reid

        Yes but they do they want change and innovation, without it a new version is pointless and you cant tell me that most people and spouses dont like role playing once in a while. Change.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        i dont care.. but ios is boring

      • jilex

        really, comparing marriage to buy some gadget?

      • Ronald Weaver

        It could use some more customization. like a wife with a boob job! lol

      • http://twitter.com/FoundTP FoundTP

        Same comment different article.

        You really need some better material.

  • http://twitter.com/BeiD13 Daniel Bei

    Wowwwww, BRAND NEW IPADS?!!? Whats new? Lighter and thinner? Christ… 3 iPads in barrely one year, and two ipad minis in less than a year…

  • Jonathan Chiapas

    Ok Guys, I don’t know if someone has noticed it!!! But Nop, it will not be iPad event on march. It’s too soon!!! Did you see those rumors of T-Mobile having the iPhone within 4 months or something they will present the iPhone 5S on march.

    It makes more since:
    6 months since the last iPhone launch, than 3 of the last iPad.

    Just think about it. Apple is pushing up the road map down to 6 months per product.

  • Guest

    better camera both front and back with flash and quad-core processors. :)))

  • http://www.facebook.com/xXJeremykunXx34 Jemie Torres Ü

    better camera both front and back with flash and quad-core processors. :))) and retina display for the iPad Mini. :DD

  • Suapra

    Looking forward to the iPad Mini 2 with Retina.

  • Daniel

    What we all need is battery improvement. We need company like Corning to work all day and night on batteries.

  • Ron N

    I would like to see a ‘brightwhite’ screen like the kindle so I can read in any light condition. Hope it’s not to late for the mini 2.