iPad Hardware Update: Another day, another Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor. This time around, we are going to examine the rumor that both the full-size iPad and iPad mini are set for an update in March.
According to a report by AppleInsider, Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets dug up some information during the recent CES event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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“Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets said his checks with industry sources at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas, Nev., indicated both the fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini will debut this March, just five months after the last update was announced.”
For many, this is a dream come true. For others, particularly those who just purchased the new iPad mini, for example, this may be a bit disappointing. It can be difficult to come to grips with the fact that a tablet purchased only five months ago (October 2012) is no longer the newest one on the market.
The article continues by providing the following:
“White was told that the new “iPad 5” will be lighter and thinner than the fourth-generation model Apple released late last year. The updated model features a new A6X processor and Apple’s smaller Lightning chip but maintained the same design as the third-generation iPad released last March.”
What about the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad mini? What could the company possibly be doing after five months to improve the tablet?
“As for the iPad mini, White said the second-generation device is expected to have the same form factor. A new model would likely just have upgraded components, such as a faster chip.”
Although there have been many rumors about the iPad mini getting a Retina display in the next model, this is not something White discussed.
While it is safe to say that Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets has quite a few sources, nobody really knows where he pulled this information. AppleInsider added: