As per speculations, Apple will be releasing iPad 5 this year with the buzz that its production would kick start in the month of July or August. Besides, the iPad 5 will not release in conjunction with iPad mini 2.
The DigiTimes states, “Taiwan- based supply chain makers” as its bases. Ostensibly, the sources revealed that “Bulk manufacture of a new-gen 9.7-inch iPad will begin in July-August .
Conferring to DigiTimes’ sources, “The next-generation 9.7-inch iPad is expected to have a modified industrial design with a thin-film-type touch panel solution and will adopt a slim bezel design to increase the display area.”
Nonetheless, iPad mini is prospective to be postponed from September to November. Market spectators consider that Apple is eluding recurrence of similar situation as 2012, when the sales of the iPad mini jammed the admiration of the just-released iPad 4.
“Market observers formerly projected Apple’s tablet consignments to reach 80-100 million units in 2013 with iPad mini accounting for 35% of the bulk and 9.7-inch iPads 65%. Conversely, with iPad mini’s volume production overdue to the fourth quarter, total iPad shipments for 2013 may be lesser,” says DigiTimes.
With the delay in release of iPad mini 2, the iFans have hold on the fire for little longer.