iPad 5 Expected to Be 15% Thinner and 25% Lighter Than iPad 4
Apple released the iPad 4 as well as the iPad Mini in 2012 with great displays and processing power. The fourth generation iPad in fact has been proved to be twice as fast as the third generation version. Therefore, the next obvious question is about the kind of features the iPad 5 will bring and when it will be released for buyers.
After checking with his supply chain sources, Kuo reported in a research note, “We think the tablet will, at 7.5-8.0mm, be 15% thinner than iPad 4.”
He added, “The new device will likely be about 500 grams, or some 25% lighter than iPad 4.”
Kuo expects the iPad 5 to boast an A7X processor (even though Apple has yet to introduce the A7), as well as “cameras with similar specs to the iPad 4’s (front HD, rear 5MP),” he said.
As far as the enclosure is concerned, the color offerings will remain unchanged (silver and black), and Kuo expects a narrow bezel design similar to the iPad mini’s.
Ming-Chi Kuo also said:
“We therefore think that iPad 5’s battery capacity will be 25-30% smaller, at 8,500-9,000mAh, than iPad 4’s, and the battery’s thickness will be 15-20% smaller, at 7.5-8.0mm, and the number of cells will be reduced to two from three.”
Here are some possible concept features that might be included in the iPad 5:
There are rumors on various websites about the iPad 5 including CD and USB ports. Having a USB port might prove very useful in general to plug and play other external storage devices.
There are other reports of Apple trying to add a scanner to the iPad. Including a scanner will have huge benefits that will include instant conversion of text to soft copies that can be easily emailed to other people. The benefits of adding scanning capabilities to the iPad can be immense.
One of the most popular rumors on the iPad as well as the iPhone has been adding a projector. Adding a projector will take the iPad desirability sky high due to the kind of capabilities it will add to a simple portable device. It is not confirmed that Apple will definitely add a projector, but concept videos and concept blog articles always talk about how this can be a possibility.