Since the first game-changing iPad debuted in 2010, Apple has improved the display resolution on its tablet, slimmed down its design, and packed it with a speedier processor. Meanwhile, more than 375,000 tablet-optimized apps have made their way to the App Store, giving Apple a huge advantage over the Android competition. So what should you expect from the iPad 5? From design and specs to possible availability, here’s a roundup of some of the most plausible rumors from around the Web.
If there’s one rumored feature we can count on for the iPad 5, it’s likely to be a slimmer and sleeker design. Reportedly leaked photos of Apple’s next generation iPad have shown a front plate with thinner side bezels. This would make the screen look larger without actually having to compromise the size of the tablet.
Photos posted by Sonny Dickson, the renowned Apple leakster that tipped us to the iPhone 5s, revealed these allegedly thinner side bezels that are reminiscent of the iPad Mini. At the same time, CNET is reporting that Apple will make its tablet sleeker by reducing the size of its LED backlight. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote in April that he expects the new iPad to be 15 percent thinner and 25 percent lighter than the fourth-generation iPad.