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New Rumor – Next Gen iPad & iPad Mini will be Released this March

Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White today released a new report highlighting some of his observations from this week’s CES in Las Vegas, noting that “checks” at the show suggest that Apple is looking to launch the next-generation versions of the iPad and iPad mini in March.
Our checks at CES indicate Apple will release the iPad 5 and the second-generation iPad mini this March. The iPad 5 is expected to be lighter and thinner than the iPad 4 that was released in October, while the form factor of the iPad mini should be similar to the first generation iPad mini that debuted in October.
White’s comments are in line with a previous report from Japanese blog Macotakara which claimed that a thinner and lighter fifth-generation iPad will be launching in March. RBC analyst Doug Freedman had also claimed that Apple was accelerating its plans for the second-generation iPad mini.

Apple has historically stuck to roughly year-long update cycles for its iOS devices, but the company surprised many observers by launching the fourth-generation iPad in October, just seven months after the debut of the third-generation model. It is unclear whether that shorter interval is the start of a trend for Apple, as it may simply have been a one-time event due to Apple’s move to the new Lightning connector.

There have, however, been growing rumors of shorter update cycles being part of a new strategy for Apple as it seeks to remain competitive in the fast-moving mobile device market and smooth out its sales somewhat throughout the year.

Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White today released a new report highlighting some of his observations from this week’s CES in Las Vegas, noting that “checks” at the show suggest that Apple is looking to launch the next-generation versions of the iPad and iPad mini in March.

Our checks at CES indicate Apple will release the iPad 5 and the second-generation iPad mini this March. The iPad 5 is expected to be lighter and thinner than the iPad 4 that was released in October, while the form factor of the iPad mini should be similar to the first generation iPad mini that debuted in October.

White’s comments are in line with a previous report from Japanese blog Macotakara which claimed that a thinner and lighter fifth-generation iPad will be launching in March. RBC analyst Doug Freedman had also claimed that Apple was accelerating its plans for the second-generation iPad mini.

Apple has historically stuck to roughly year-long update cycles for its iOS devices, but the company surprised many observers by launching the fourth-generation iPad in October, just seven months after the debut of the third-generation model. It is unclear whether that shorter interval is the start of a trend for Apple, as it may simply have been a one-time event due to Apple’s move to the new Lightning connector.

There have, however, been growing rumors of shorter update cycles being part of a new strategy for Apple as it seeks to remain competitive in the fast-moving mobile device market and smooth out its sales somewhat throughout the year.

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Thinner iPad 5 Come to us in March 2013?

Japanese blog Macotakara is reporting that a redesigned thinner lighter iPad 5 would come to us in March 2013.

However Chinese news?ZOL (CBS Interactive) reported next iPad mini in AppleInsider’s article, according to my inside source, iPad(5th) may be released in March, 2013.

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Source told that, design of this new iPad will be like iPad mini in detail, and be thinner and lightweight.

Apple just released the fourth-generation iPad about two months ago, which could make this fifth-generation iPad, if the report is true, the second in five months. The design is said to have taken inspiration from the iPad mini and will be thinner and more lightweight. According to the site, the new iPad will 4mm, 17mm and 2mm smaller in height, width, and depth than the current models.

Previously, DigiTimes also reported that a new iPad could appear in the “Middle of 2013”. Except for the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini, new iPads are have traditionally released in the first couple months of the year.

Macotakara has been a source of accurate information in the past, predicting the design of this year’s iPod Nano and iPod Touch.

Are you excited when hearing about this news? and what do you think this new iPad if it is true?

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3 million iPad Mini & iPad 4 Sold within 3 Days

Apple announced today that it sold three million iPads in three days. This figure includes sales of both the WiFi-only iPad mini and the WiFi-only iPad fourth generation. Apple points out that this figure doubles the number of WiFi third generation iPads it sold in the tablet’s opening weekend back in March.

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CEO Tim Cook said in a press release that “customers around the world love the new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad.” He added, “we set a new launch weekend record and practically sold out of iPad minis. We’re working hard to build more quickly to meet the incredible demand.”

These numbers are expected to increase in the coming weeks when Apple starts selling the cellular versions of the iPad mini and the fourth generation iPad.

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