The fifth-generation Apple iPad is on track for its expected September debut, according to an unconfirmed report coming out of Asia.
Apple hasn’t said anything very specific about its plans to release a new full-size tablet, but a statement from CEO Tim Cook a few months ago made it clear that the company won’t release anything significant before the fall. That means September, according to what component makers are telling DigiTimes, an Asian website with a somewhat hit-or-miss record when it comes to making predictions.
The iPad 5 is expected to be thinner and lighter than its predecessors, with a slightly smaller bezel to either side of the 9.7-inch screen.
The same report indicates that Apple executives are still making up their minds about whether the iPad mini 2 should have a Retina display. If they decide yes, this model does need a much higher resolution screen, then the product supposedly won’t be introduced until near the end of this year. If they decide to stick with the same screen resolution, then Apple’s next 7.9-inch tablet will be out sooner.