The often reliable KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says he expects both the new ‘iPad 5’ and iPad mini to include an upgraded camera that would improve on the current 5 megapixel iSight camera to 8 megapixels.
Ming said in part:
“Apple could upgrade the camera as a selling point for the new iPad in a bid to increase competitiveness.
“We expect the upgrade will include 8MP rear camera, up from 5MP, and larger aperture. Lens module ASP will rise 10-20% on this optics spec upgrade.”
There had been talk that Apple’s been experimenting with larger screens, but if that happens we’re not likely to see it until next year. Count on the iPad 5 to maintain the 9.7-inch display size and cost the same (starting at $499) as the current model, but with improvements.
An upgraded A7 64-bit processor could likely power the device, giving the new iPad a performance boost and new opportunities for developers.
Apple typically upgrades the camera in new models so that also seems likely.
Users would welcome faster charging and longer battery life, but we’ll just have to see if Apple is ready to deliver that.
French blog Nowhereelse.fr first published the pictures, which appear to show the front-glass glass and bezel of the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad.
The purported photos would indicate, as rumored, that the iPad 5 will have slimmer bezels, making it look more similar to the iPad mini.
It is worth noting that we have not heard of the source before, and therefore do not whole if it is reliable when it comes to reporting rumors like these. It is also possible that these images could be of an iPad clone.