Apple is expected to launch the new iPad 5 as well as the second gen iPad Mini soon. The iPad 5 release date is expected to happen this fall. Not surprisingly, the intervening period is marked by a series of leaks and rumors which no doubt will continue with all its fury until we get to see the tablets in flesh and blood.
Take for instance the recent revelation of what is believed to be the rear shell of the iPad 5 and the iPad Mini 2. The two shells made of aluminum provide us with more than a glimpse of what the real thing will be like. What becomes immediately evident is that the new iPad 5 will be significantly thinner and hence lighter than the present gen version. This can be attributed to the incorporation of the same screen technology on the new iPad as is used in the iPad Mini where the screen sensor is included within the front panel itself.
That apart, the rear shell of the two upcoming Apple tablets include iPhone like gap along the bottom for the lightening connectors as well as the speakers facing downwards. The new iPad 5 is also widely speculated to come with thinner bezels, much along the lines of the iPad Mini. Perhaps the first thing that made people to get hooked on to the iPad Mini is its attractive looks and the same for the next iPad will no doubt do it a world of good. Of course this will also entail using the same software support for the 9.7 inch iPad as is present in the iPad Mini that will help the tablet to distinguish an unwanted tap from a purposeful one.
Apart from the iPad series of tablet devices, Apple is also expected to launch a new iPhone version this fall. There will also be a new budget iPhone version as well, all of which will be running Apple’s new iOS 7 operating system.