Next Generation iPad: When it comes to new product releases, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is king. Maybe this is because their products rarely flop. Maybe it is because the company is so secretive. Regardless, it is safe to say that many of the rumors floating around Apple are based on next generation and new devices.
Today, we have some news pertaining to the next generation Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. Despite the fact that this device is the leader in the tablet market, Apple is not slowing down. Instead, the company is doing whatever it can to take things to the next level.
According to AppleInsider, citing information by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the company’s fifth generation iPad is going to be different than what we have seen in the past. Of course, different in this case is a good thing.
In a recent note to investors, Kuo talked about new attributes of the iPad including the fact that it is set to be both thinner and lighter. And in today’s day and age, thin and light is all the rage when it comes to smartphones and tablets.
Here is what Kuo had to say about the size:
“We think the tablet will, at 7.5-8.0mm, be 15% thinner than iPad.”
It is amazing to think that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) will be able to make its next generation iPad 15 percent thinner than the last one, without losing any key features or functionality.
How is the company able to make this change? According to the piece, the change to GF2 screen technology will be the main reason why this is possible.
Kuo also believes that the new tablet will require less battery power, allowing for a smaller battery. Obviously, this will help keep the device thinner and lighter as well.
There is a good chance that the next generation Apple Inc. iPad will take design cues from the iPad mini, such as with thinner “bezels and a more curved casing.”
Like many, you are probably wondering when you will be able to get your hands on this device. Kuo believes that production for the next generation Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad will begin sometimes in July and August.
Want to take a closer look at what the new iPad may look like? Click through the following pages for some images released by TACTUS.
You may like what you see: