The fifth generation of iPad is in a crucial position in Apple's line up of devices and it must include amazing features in order to have a successful launch this year.
The emergence of smaller and low cost tablets claimed that full-sized tablet will soon be phased out, including the iPad.
Rumour has it that the iPad 5 will be announced next month featuring new and amazing design.
Apple-centric website iMore reported that the next generation of the iPads could make their debut in April. Although nothing has been written in stone in terms of specs, a "big redesign" is likely for the iPad 5 while the iPad Mini 2 will feature Retina Display.
Initial reports claimed that the fifth generation of Apple's iPad is speculated to be released this month as new rumours claimed that the company is following its original schedule.
Rumours claimed that the new iPad could arrive as early as March 2013 in the hope that it could salvaged Apple's plummeting earnings.
The iPad 5 is rumoured to have no bezels, and the whole form factor has been made sleeker. Horowitz believes this design indicates that Apple will be calling on Sharp's IGZO screen technology. Sharp, however, according to Horowitz, has been struggling, and its ability to deliver components on time will play a key role in the release of the next iPad.
However, the Cupertino-based company remained tight-lipped on the rumours and on its plans for this year.
Below are the top five features that the iPad 5 need in order to be successful and regain Apple's dominance in the market.
- Superb Industrial Design - The iPad 5 is rumoured to have no bezels, and the whole form factor has been made sleeker. Appearance attracts consumers and is one of the bases in purchasing the device.
- IGZO Screen Display - The iPad 5 is likely to have the exact same display resolution as the iPad 4 and iPad 3 that preceded it, at 2560x1600 pixels. However, the important changes in this display are going to occur in switching to a different display manufacturing process, referred to as Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide, or IGZO, for short.
- Improved Front and Rear Cameras - Consumers are expecting higher megapixels both in the front and rear cameras. Moreover, these megapixels should be supported by a great software.
- Faster Processor - With Apple facing a lot of competition now from Samsung's home-grown high-performance Exynos 5 processor used in the Nexus 10 and the Galaxy S 4 smartphone, we're likely to see some serious improvements in Apple's own silicon with the introduction of the A7.
- Connectivity - Consumers expect over the built-in wireless networking capabilities supporting dual-band 5Ghz 802.11ac / Low-power World Band LTE and Bluetooth 4.
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