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5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes

Will Apple's 5th-generation iPad be a bore or have innovations galore? We'd like to see five rumors come true.
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The 5th-generation iPad might have a trimmer look. Two weeks ago, French tech site Nowhereelse reported that one of its Chinese contacts had sent it photos of the new iPad's front panel (top photo). The image shows a slimmer slate with a narrower, iPad Mini-style side frame. The result, if the image is legit: A lighter, less bulky device that retains its predecessor's 9.7-inch display.

Earlier reports lend credence to Nowhereelse's furtive pics. In January, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable source of Apple scuttlebutt, said the next-gen iPad would be slimmer than the 4th-gen model and would have a lighter, full-aluminum shell, according to the IB Times. Kuo's supply chain contacts also said the new iPad would be about 15% thinner and 25% lighter than its predecessor.

Image source: Nowhereelse

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sherwin
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sherwin,
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4/28/2013 | 11:11:12 AM
re: 5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
my wish for the Ipad 5 is stereo speakers and a usb port
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Guest,
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4/28/2013 | 4:40:19 PM
re: 5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
My 5 wishes for iPad 5 are:
-9.7 inch multi-touch display with IGZO-powered Retina Display
-1.8 GHz, Quad-core Apple A7
-Magnetic connector (compatible for iPad QWERTY keyboard cover, charging via Lightning connector through iPad QWERTY keyboard cover to iPad system)
-8-megapixel iSight rear camera with Full HD 1080p video recording
-Dual-band near field communication (NFC) for iWallet service
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Guest,
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4/28/2013 | 4:42:16 PM
re: 5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
My 5 wishes for iPad 5 are:
-9.7 inch multi-touch display with IGZO-powered Retina Display
-1.8 GHz, Quad-core Apple A7
-Magnetic connector (it will work for iPad QWERTY keyboard cover with USB 3.0 port, HDMI port, SD/MMC reader and Lightning connector. charging via Lightning connector through iPad QWERTY keyboard cover to iPad system)
-8-megapixel iSight rear camera with Full HD 1080p video recording and LED flash
-Dual-band near field communication (NFC) for iWallet service
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NPeart,
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4/28/2013 | 9:15:30 PM
re: 5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
-Stylus and active digitizer
-Keyboard with battery extender(even as a peripheral)
-Cortex-A57
-Camera is not very important, as long as it has something for communicational purposes, I hope, that the arms race don't push budgets into megapixel nonsense in tablet wars
-Same goes to screen resolution. Its already ridiculous.
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rcsteiner,
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5/2/2013 | 12:24:31 PM
re: 5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
True, but they're also generating fewer viewers. I stopped coming to this site regularly when they started with the slide show crap, and this just reinforces my attitude. I'm here for information.
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jrobertson787,
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5/3/2013 | 9:45:48 PM
re: 5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
What is the point of an Ultra Narrow Bezel Tablet? When I pick up my iPad, I often grasp it with my thumb on the bezel area. If there is no bezel area, that will result in touching the screen and sometimes inadvertent gestures. So just picking the thing up will become a challenge. No thanks.
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