Posted by: Brett
iLounge posted two reports today with more information regarding the iPad 5, iPad mini 2, and iPhone 5S.
Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge had a chance to look at model of the iPad 5, code named J72, and can say that it will look similar to the iPad mini, right down to the thin side bezels and chamfered edges. He also says IGZO screen technology, a new processor, and significantly reduced weight and thickness will be major aspects of the iPad 5. Their sources say the iPad 5 will launch some time in October rather than March like some had believed.
“[...] it’s a lot smaller than one would guess was possible: in portrait orientation, picture a 9.7” screen with virtually no left or right bezels, and only enough space above and below the screen to accommodate the mandatory camera and Home Button elements. Beyond that, it’s noticeably thinner, as well, which is to say the the fifth-generation iPad will be smaller in every dimension than its predecessors. As it will have the same chamfered edges and curves, calling it a “stretched iPad mini” is very close to entirely accurate [...]“
Regarding the iPad mini 2, code named J85, it will supposedly launch in October, the same time the iPad 5 is said to be launching, with a Retina display, although that’s all they’ve heard. iLounge sources are also saying that Apple is targeting a July launch for the iPhone 5S which is going to look almost exactly like the iPhone 5 but will have an upgraded back camera, possibly 13 megapixels, and a processor bump. The device’s current prototypes are code named N51 and N53.
Finally, iLounge says Apple is indeed working on a low-cost iPhone for a launch some time this year as well as a larger iPhone, which was dubbed the “iPhone Math” in a recent rumor. The latter is said to be in early prototyping stages with a 4.7-inch display, and may not even launch at all which wouldn’t be surprising. You can read both reports by following the source links.