We’re less than 24 hours away from tomorrow’s big reveal at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT so all eyes are on Apple’s next-generation iPads.

By all accounts, Tim Cook & his sidekicks should unveil a fifth-generation full-size model featuring bumped up specs and a thinner and lighter iPad mini-style appearance. A second-generation iPad mini with the sought-after Retina display treatment should be on tap as well.

Even though it’s customary for major Apple media events that some of the predictions pan out while others never come to be, these new iPads should be a no-brainer and we’ll find out soon enough for sure.

Until then, iDB invites you to participate in a non-scientific poll and tell us which iPad you are looking forward to the most…

Is it the iPad 5 or iPad mini 2?

Cast your vote now.

Check out Martin Hajek’s rendition of the iPad 5 with Touch ID Home button right below.

Keep in mind that the rather reliable Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo thinks neither new iPad will incorporate Touch ID because Apple is ostensibly still prioritizing fingerprint sensor components for the iPhone 5s, limiting supplies.

He doesn’t believe there will be a gold colorway either.

iPad 5 (Martin Hajek 005)

And here’s Hajek’s take on the Retina iPad mini 2.

iPad mini 2 (Martin Hajek 005)

Contradicting Kuo’s predictions, various supply chain component leaks have pointed to Touch ID and gold colorway making their way to both new iPads. Here’s the latest shot which surfaced earlier today on a Chinese forum (via NowhereElse.fr).


We also have a nice roundup of what to expect from Apple at tomorrow’s event so give it a read if you haven’t already. And as per usual, don’t shy away from explaining your vote down in the comments.

  • hkgsulphate

    If they gonna release a retina mini, wonder how they capture the balance between battery and weight

    • Taf Khan

      Make it a little thicker but last longer, and extra ounce or two will be worth the benefit..

    • Maxim∑

      If it has 1GB of RAM and the A6 I will go iPad 5, 1st gen iPad mini is already not doing as well as on iOS 6 for me

      • Antzboogie

        Working great for me

      • Maxim∑

        Mr.Uchiha, Its not bad but I can tell the RAM is a little bit low!

    • Bob


  • 4p0c4lyps3

    Retina mini, ftw. And it’s about time.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    How about an option: Depends on the display/features of the mini?

    • It’s a simple YES/NO poll

      • TonyVee73

        Not really yes or no poll. More of a one or the other. 😉

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Ok. But I am one of the people who are waiting to see the specs/features/price of the mini to decide. I voted for the full size however.

      • Jonathan

        Ma you got downvoted… 0_o for what?

  • Umut Bilgiç

    To me, Ipad 5 is the excitement for tomorrow. I really like the bigger canvas, not for playing games maybe, buf reading comics, drawing/sketching, and garageband!

    And by the way, when will the UI for iDB Mobile site will get updated to iOS 7 looks, are will it?

    • on3simpleclick

      The iDB Mobile site will always look how it does at the moment. It can’t be “skinned” like iOS has been.

  • Couldn’t care less, i don’t need retina on a mini, mine ist fine as it is.

    • bigtalk


      • Jonathan

        Now DAT true.

    • Yujin

      The mini has a good screen though I had the retina ipad and did not miss it at all on the mini. The only problem is a little slow and I like things to be fast

    • illK†Δ

      Then you don’t have a retina iphone…

  • ikaruga65

    why not both? haha

  • @ArturCudi

    I want a update for my little iPod Shuffle!!

    • bigtalk

      ipod touch 5G is perfect

  • Matt Taylor

    I’m really excited 😀 So much so that I bought a Gold 64Gb 5s on Friday and still haven’t broken the seal so that I can sell it to get all these new iPads :p speaking of which, if anyone in UK is interested in buying a Gold 5s let me know! I really am looking forward to see what spec the A7X is…

    • chumawumba


      • David Villamizar


      • Matt Taylor

        Ok yeah that didn’t really make sense did it lol. Let me try again… I got a Gold 64GB 5s as an upgrade but it’s unlocked and I haven’t broken the seal in case I need to sell it! Better? 🙂

      • chumawumba

        For profit?

      • Matt Taylor

        Not really! Over 24 months I will pay well over a grand! The cost of the handset is part of that cost! I only want what it’s worth brand new sealed and unlocked!

  • chumawumba


  • T_Will

    No iPad 5 Touch ID = No buy

  • Ben Polovick

    Looking forward to a retina iPad Mini, but only if they don’t make it too thick or heavy. I would rather have an updated non-Retina iPad Mini if they’re just going to bulk it up like they did going from iPad 2 to iPad 3. And no, I’m not interested in a first gen iPad Mini – the A5 is too old now, and iOS 7 does not run very smoothly on my iPad 2. The mini needs to be updated to A6 or better.

  • Freddy Born

    IPad 5 starting at 32gb starting at 499/549 please

    • bigtalk

      not gonna happen

      • Freddy Born

        I know 🙁

  • Matt Campbell

    The iPad mini 2 retina will have the same specs as an iPad 3 in a small body just like the iPad mini is an iPad 2 in a smaller body, so I’m looking forward to the ipad 5 because it will have new specs.

    • bigtalk

      no it needs at last ipad 4 specs.. ipad 3 was a fail..

      • Cyber Jethro

        iPad 3 and 4 were identical with the exception that the 4 had the new lightning connector.

  • Gally Dikenson

    Retina mini better have Touch ID

  • bigtalk

    i want ti switch from ipad 4 to ipad min2

  • Christopher

    Since I’ve gotten rid of my iPad 2 an went iPad Mini I cant go back
    iPad Mini 2 FTW

    • JomanJi

      Totaly agreed ^.^

  • Bob

    I’m surprised so many people want the iPad Mini 2. The reason why it was so appealing was because of size and weight. If the full size iPad can match the weight/form factor then I’d love to get it. My iPad 3 was so heavy.

  • Attom

    the retina was all the ipad mini needed… everything else is bonus for me 🙂
    lets just hope prices remain the same..

  • Pitchy

    I wish they would go more towards a 16×9 resolution. So far I have been super happy with my Nexus 7 (2013) tablet… I gave up my iPad 2 a year or so ago and got the Galaxy Note 10.1 which was great despite the lack of updates from Samsung. I ended up selling it get the Nexus 7 and that is a superb tablet for size and price. Movies look fantastic. I miss GarageBand and a few other iOS apps, but a Retina Display iPad Mini would definitely grab my attention. 1024×768 is such a stupid resolution in this HD world that we have been in for years now.

    • Jonathan

      Hope you’ll come back to the Apple world. 😛

      those cookies are getting stale……
      pwease? borrow? 2 seconds?

  • Yujin

    Hope the mini is retina, with a faster chip than the iPhone 5S or equal to it. Touch if would be nice but if it helps keep the price down then it is not necessary. Hope other surprises appear, maybe an iwatch?iTV? iHome?

  • grumpyfuzz

    Maybe they could change the design for once. Everyone knows what the new iPads will look like.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Retina ipad mini but im lovin my surface pro 2!

  • El Arqui Tecto

    Should I?

  • xSeriouSx

    Same old dummed-down OS, better off with an Intel Atom tablet.

  • L1M1A

    For sure I ll go for iPad mini 2! i hate a bulky device such as original iPad or things like that…

  • voyaflexel

    Did anyone else notice that the preview photos of the posts change sometimes?