Poll: which new iPad are you looking forward to?


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.