Rumor: Super skinny iPad 5 to launch this September

by Doug Drinkwater

May 20 2013

The next iPad is expected to have slimmer bezels
The next iPad is expected to have slimmer bezels

Apple’s fifth-generation iPad will hit mass production in July and launch “as early as September”, according to supply chain sources.

Citing the aforementioned sources, Digitimes reports that the next iPad will still have a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 resolution display, albeit one which is built on a glass substrate thinner than its predecessor (0.2mm versus 0.25mm on the fourth-generation iPad).

The news website adds that the tablet will have slimmer bezels, will use more efficient LED backlighting and will be between 25-33% lighter than the previous model.

The iPad 5 won't be the only new tablet to come from Apple later this year. Apple is also expected to launch two new iPad minis, including one model with a Retina Display.

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