Fifth gen iPad rumours already begin

Fifth gen iPad rumours already beginHey, you! You’ve had enough iPad for one lifetime, with the third generation iPad announced in March followed by the fourth generation iPad and all-new iPad mini just the other night, right?

Well, the rumour mill, for one, is hungry for more, and it’s already looking ahead to the fifth generation iPad.

Some guy/gal asked the other day: What could the *next* iPad have? Cue: a whole host of really helpful suggestions from the mischievous Jan, including a slide-out joystick and a dual-screen. Hmm, maybe not.

One thing we might see on the fifth generation iPad, however, is less meat. The fourth generation iPad weighs over 650g and measures 9.4mm. Chunky.

The iPad mini, on the other hand, weighs just 308g and measures a ridiculously thin 7.2mm. Indeed, some reckon that’s too thin.

However, according to Digitimes, future iPads – the big ones – will adopt “GF Dito” or “GF2” technology, which is significantly thinner and lighter than current GG (glass-on-glass) tech.

That certainly sounds like a distinct possibility. One of the attractions of the iPad mini is the ability to hold it comfortably in one hand. Try that with the big chap and you’re looking at a trip to the hospital.

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Pondlife  Oct. 25, 2012 at 18:04

Yeah as the main bulk is the screen not the battery...

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 25, 2012 at 18:17

it won't run on battery, Mr P - it'll run on love. (this phone has no trademark symbol...)

AhmadCentral  Oct. 25, 2012 at 19:26

Finally, the ipad mini has been released and I can log onto mobot without having to read all those silly articles about ipad rumours.

*reads article headline*

.....

*cue gunshot sound*

Pondlife  Oct. 25, 2012 at 21:01

it won't run on battery, Mr P - it'll run on love. (this phone has no trademark symbol...)

This isn't a phone ;)

Stelph  Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:08

So, not that im complaining, but whats the connection with the photo - article

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:16

So, not that im complaining, but whats the connection with the photo - article
G*d, don't get me started.... o_O

lcurdie / MOD  Oct. 26, 2012 at 10:39

So, not that im complaining, but whats the connection with the photo - article

The message is: thinner isn't necessarily better, though it is - to a certain extent - subjective.

Profound, eh? :p

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 26, 2012 at 11:02

Stelph,

This is Lewis' favourite 'evah' FB photo:

http://www.picanese.com/pbpics/DFW2NX.jpg

His mother is so proud of him! :p

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 26, 2012 at 12:17

So, not that im complaining, but whats the connection with the photo - article

The message is: thinner isn't necessarily better, though it is - to a certain extent - subjective.

Profound, eh? :p


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