Full-sized iPad to join iPad mini next week?

Full-sized iPad to join iPad mini next week?The rumour mill seems fairly convinced that the iPad mini will launch at Apple’s “We’ve got a little more to show you” event this coming Tuesday.

We’re also expecting a 13in Retina MacBook Pro and new Mac Minis, and now we’re being told to brace ourselves for – wait for it – a new new iPad. What the…?

The full-sized iPads had settled into a nice annual launch/release pattern, with the next iPad generally expected around March next year – five months from now, say.

However, according to anonymous sources of 9to5mac, we should in fact expect a spanking new full-sized iPad on Tuesday.

But if, like me, you picked up the new iPad back in March, don’t start tearing your beard off just yet. See, this new iPad is expected to be much the same, ‘cept with an iPhone 5-style Lightning connector, and proper global 4G.

Crucially, it’ll retain the same price structure, so that’ll be £399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad, all the way up to £659 if you want a slice of that 4G action and 64GB storage.

Cook knows what they’ll call it, as the latest instalment was of course the “new iPad”. Are we looking at the newer iPad? Or perhaps the newest iPad? We’ll find out on Tuesday, supposably.

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Pondlife  Oct. 20, 2012 at 14:34

Certain logic to it but seems lot of work for few months til the ipad 4, can't see that it'd get them that many more sales and could reduce the value of the current stock

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 20, 2012 at 14:43

Sounds like nonsense to me.
Though the idea itself is sound: produce future batches of earlier models with the new adapter. Not happening, though.

Pondlife  Oct. 20, 2012 at 14:54

I think either way will actually reduce the capabilities of the ipad atm as the adaptor doesn't work for video

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 20, 2012 at 17:29

I think either way will actually reduce the capabilities of the ipad atm as the adaptor doesn't work for video

True. But I can't see them introduce another big iPad. They should introduce a free adapter
instead :p

dcx_badass  Oct. 20, 2012 at 18:09

"proper global 4G"

Just like the iPhone 5, oh wait...

Pondlife  Oct. 20, 2012 at 19:37

I think either way will actually reduce the capabilities of the ipad atm as the adaptor doesn't work for video

True. But I can't see them introduce another big iPad. They should introduce a free adapter
instead :p


Would be cheaper, they still need to make the iphone 5 hdmi cable too I think

Reser  Oct. 20, 2012 at 20:05

Its bad enough them going back on their " we will never make a smaller iPad", but if they then go releasing a mini upgrade on an ipad less then a year from the last one, I will be disappointed.

That would certainly not happen under Steve Jobs, and for good reason. They can wait 5 months to add the lightning connector and better 4G to the main iPad.

I am pretty sure this will not happen though.

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