Apple released its third- and fourth-generation iPads last year with powerful processors and gorgeous Retina displays. So how will the Cupertino, Calif.-based company improve its full-size tablet in 2013? According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple’s fifth-generation iPad, which we’ll call “iPad 5,” is expected to be released sometime in the third quarter of 2013.
This is absolutely different from others’ prediction. Brian Whit, another analyst of Topeka Capital Markets, said on Jan. 11 that, a new fifth-generation iPad and a second-generation iPad Mini are on the agenda in the next two months.
But both famous analysts agree that the iPad 5 will be significantly lighter and thinner than last year’s 9.7-inch models.
Besides the iPad 5 predictions, Ming-Chi Kuo also outlines his expectations of Apple’s 2013 product launches in his new research.
According to Kuo’s expectations, besdies the fifth-generation iPad and the second-generation iPad mini, in the coming third quarater of the year, Apple will also release two iPhones – iPhone 5s and a revamped iPhone 5; update the MacBook Pro with Retina, moving this line to all-Retinal lineup; introduce a scaled-back fifth-generation model with 8 GB of storage and no rear camera at $199.
Kuo has a very good track record in predicting Apple’s product plans. For example, last year, Kuo correctly predicted Apple’s entire product slate for the second half of 2012 — including two new iPads (the iPad Mini and iPad 4 at the end of the year), the Retina display MacBook Pro, the redesigned iMac and much more — as well as the respective release dates for each of those devices.
So, if his predictions are right this time, we will be expecting iPad 5 in few months. It’s really a good news for Apple fans, isn’t it? So, will you buy the iPad 5 when it is released?
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