Mingchi Kuo is an analyst specializing in monitoring the activities of Apple, said: “The new generation iPad about 7.5-8mm thin, 15% thinner than the iPad 4. The new device weighs about 500g, 25% lighter than the iPad 4, the processor uses A7X, analog integrated camera of the iPad 4, including HD camera on the front and 5MP on the back. Designs, colors (black and silver) and a narrow edge design similar to the iPad Mini.
The reduced size of this device is due to some tweaking as the battery is 25-30% smaller design, improved screen panels and A-series chip technology. Apple also uses touch technology similar to the iPad Mini, slimmer than the technology used on the 9.7-inch iPad sized.
Kuo said: “Slimmer and lighter are two important factors for the tablet. We think that one of the reasons the iPad 3 and iPad 4 are not selling as expected by both heavier and thicker than the iPad 2.
Kuo predicts that the next generation iPad will go on sale in August next. This is just the latest in a series of information are rumors that the new iPad will be thinner. Apple uses the same efficient exterior design for the past three iPad version, which is rather unusual when compared with the iPhone and iPods.
Meanwhile, a recent article in Japan confirmed that Apple is working on a thinner iPad and iPad Mini design similar. Hopefully Apple will make a major breakthrough in the design of the iPad 5.