Apple to launch iPad 5 and Retina iPad mini in the last three months of the year

BY Jason

Published 13 Aug 2013


It seems almost certain that Apple will unveil the highly anticipated next generation iPhone, and potentially even the rumored low-cost “iPhone 5C” at a media event on September 10.

As we had expected, it looks like it will be an event exclusively for the iPhone, as Bloomberg reports that Apple will launch the thinner full-sized iPad in the last three months of the year.

Bloomberg also claims that according to their sources, Apple will also launch the Retina iPad mini in the same time-frame.

Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce a new version of the iPad with a thinner design, people familiar with the plans said, as the company works to stay atop the increasingly crowded tablet-computer market.

Apple also plans to introduce a new iPad mini, the first with a high-resolution screen, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the development is private. The new iPad models are set to be introduced in the last three months of the year, one of the people said.

We expect Apple to launch the Retina iPad mini, alongside iPad 5 at a media event in October or November like last year.

iPad 5 is expected to be thinner and lighter than the iPad 4, and feature an iPad mini-like design with the thinner bezels along the sides in portrait mode.

Do you plan to buy or upgrade to the new iPad? If so which one will you buy, the thinner and lighter iPad 5 or the Retina iPad mini?

[Via Bloomberg]