iPAD 5 TO LAUNCH IN Q3, BUT iPAD MINI 2 EXPERIENCING DELAYS

It was widely rumoured that the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2 may arrive together in one big announcement but recent news claims this may not be the case after all.

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According to sources close to the supply chain in Taiwan, the iPad 5 will enter production next month ready for release in Q3, something that we have heard before. But it seems that the iPad Mini 2 may be in for a later release date.

Volume production of a new-generation 9.7-inch iPad will begin in July-August with shipments in the third quarter estimated at five million units. Meanwhile, a second-generation iPad mini may see its volume production postponed from September to November, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

We’ve heard that the bezel of the iPad 5 will be reduced to allow the same sized screen to be packed into a smaller chassis, as well as new technology in the screen material that will reduce its weight by around 20-30%.

The next-generation 9.7-inch iPad is expected to adopt a thin-film-type touch panel solution to reduce its weight by 20-30% and will adopt a slim bezel design to increase the display area. The new iPad’s industrial design reportedly will also be modified.

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