The iPad 5 is the next addition to Apple’s iPad family. The device is expected to hit the stands by the end third quarter or at the beginning of the fourth quarter. In fact, the iPad 5 is going to be the only iPad to be rolled out in 2013. The iPad Mini 2 release will not happen this year. We may see it arrive at the beginning of 2014.
Since the iPad 5 release date is rumored to arrive in September this year, US retailer Best Buy is already planning to sell a lot of iPad 5 tablets. Customers will be allowed to swap their older iPad 2 tablets and iPad 3 tablets to get the iPad 4 or the forthcoming iPad 5 or even avail cash credits. In order to bag the swapping deal, your older iiPad should be in proper working condition without any scratches or dents. If your iPad is in great condition, you can stand to cash in $200 credits or higher.
So, if you are keeping eye on iPad 5 release date, you will surely benefit from the deal offered by Best Buy. The iPad 5 which is going to be powered with the latest iOS 7 will be available for $500. If you have got an older iPad which is in great condition, you will able to exchange your device and get the new iPad 5 only for $300 from Best Buy.
The iPad 5 will come with GF2 touchscreen display technology. The new display technology will make the device thinner and lighter as compared to its predecessor models. The display size is going to be 9.7inch and is going to sport a display resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels with a pixel density of 264ppi. It is believed that Apple will approach Samsung to build low-power LCD screens for the iPad 5 tablet. This means Apple will be severing ties with AU Optronics from Taiwan because of Retina Display production issue the company is facing for iPad Mini 2.
The GF2 technology replaces the older G/G touchscreen technology that was supplied with older iPad models. The GF2 technology was first brought to iPad Mini in 2012 and now it will brought to the large sized iPad 5 this year. We have got a leaked image of the iPad 5 along with the new display technology.
Apple will not be interested in launching the iPad Mini 2 this year because the production status of the device is quite slow which indicates that shipments will happen in December or later. Also, the iPad Mini 2 will not be cheaper than first gen iPad Mini which means it will fail to attract customers. Hence, it will be most suitable for Apple to release the product in the next year.
The first gen iPad Mini came without Retina Display and because of it many customer were dissatisfied. The demand for Retina Display on the next gen iPad Mini is high. The size of the battery of the 7.9inch iPad Mini can become a matter of concern because of Retina Display.
The iPad 5 will be not only borrowing the display screen technology from iPad Mini, it also going to take its design. This means the new iPad 5 will be slimmer than before. The iPad 5 is speculated to come with 8MP rear-facing camera. Also, Apple is rumored to roll out 128GB model of the iPad 5. So, customers will be able to avail 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants of iPad 5.
The iPad 4 which came out in October 2012 was launched only six months after the release of iPad 3. Apple managed to squeeze out two tablets in the same year. However, this year we are going to see only one edition iPad which is the iPad 5. The iPhone 5 and the iPad 5 both are speculated to release around the same time in September this year.