Rumor has it that the all-powerful and all-popular Apple Mac maker is set to make some radical modifications to the classic iPad design and that is to make the gadget even bigger. This new gadget is called the iPad 5 in some circles it is, however, more commonly referred to as the iPad Pro and it is astounding to how much buzz it has generated.
Apple is one company that likes to keep information to themselves until it is time to tell all to the public so no one really knows exactly when this fabled gadget will be making available to the general public. However, if you follow what had been made before, the release date for this new iPad might just be in November of this year. If you think back, the iPad Air was released on November 1, 2013 but that is all speculation at this stage and there are many other rumors surrounding the release date of the tablet.
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Sources at FoxConn who wished not to be identified have divulged information to Pad News, a Chinese news site. They said that Apple plans to release the new iPad late winter to spring or they might release on October of this year. To make things even more confusing, these same sources also stated that Apple is hard at work to release two versions of their new pro-level tablet. It wouldn't be a surprise if they chose to do this seeing as they did the same with the iPhone, releasing not just the iPhone 5S but also the lower priced 5C.
Pad News stated that the public will see an iPad Pro with a resolution that is at 2K on April 2014 (but that has already passed!) And a 4K resolution iPad Pro will show up in October. There is still no iPad Pro to date so perhaps the October release date for both models is more plausible although no one still knows for sure. Sources at the Korean Times said a local first-tier supplier has divulged info as to the release date and they said a single version will launch early 2015 and will feature a UHD resolution.
As if that was not confusing enough, even more iPad release date watchdogs have come out with different and conflicting news. For instance, Digitimes has claimed that Apple expected Quanta Computer, a manufacturer, to come up with an iPad that had either a 12.9-inch Display or one that came with a 13.3-inch Screen. Another Taiwanese news outlet claims that Apple might go for the smaller screen option.
It seems premature to speculate about design when no one's even sure if this iPad is coming to the shelves or not. However, it is still worth thinking about. Industry experts claim that they doubt whether Apple will make massive changes to the iPad design. It is not the size that people are excited about anyway; it is the size. While most people appear to be thinking of an iPad with a bigger screen, most analysts say that a smaller 12-inch screen is more possible, given that Apple might want to align the tab closer to the 11.6-inch MacBook air that was also wildly popular.
It will run iOS 8 and come with all sorts of fancy accessories such as a particular case and keyboard. No rumors have surfaced regarding iOS 8 but it is but proprietary for the latest iPad to run the latest iOS.