Apple can be called as technology disrupter in true sense. First it launched iPhone which started the touchscreen era in smartphones. And, then it revolutionized the market of tablets with iPad, so much so that growth of tablets is now causing decline to the computer sales. Riding on its success wave, Apple also released its smaller version in the form of iPad Mini last year. While the launch of 5th generation of iPad is not near,still it doesn’t stops people to speculate about its features. Following previous year’s iPad and iPad Mini release in November, Apple might release iPad 5 (and possibly iPad Mini 2) during September-October to complete almost one year of iPad. So, we bring to you five features which iPad 5 might be having:
iPad 4 has 9.7-inches display screen with resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, equating to pixel density of 264 ppi. Rumors suggest that iPad 5 will be sporting the same size, but it may increase its resolution to take on the competition like Microsoft Surface and Nexus 10. Nexus 10 has a display resolution 2560 x 1600 pixels, having density of 300 pixel per inches. iPad 5 might also be using GF2 (also Called DITO_ touchscreen technology.
The 3rd and 4th generation of iPad were comparatively thicker and weigh more in comparison to their predecessor iPad 1 and iPad 2. One analyst with KGI Securities- Ming Chi Kuopredicts that new version of iPad will be thinner. While iPad 4 is having 9.7 mm thickness, iPad 5 may have almost 2 mm less thickness, i.e., it will have thickness of approx. 7.5-8.0 mm. The weight of the tablet will also be reduced to 500 g, making it roughly 25% lighter than iPad 4.
iPad 4 featured an Apple A6 processor, its successor iPad 5 might be powered by Apple A7 quad-core processor. The RAM will be wither 1 or 2 GB. Similar to iPad 4, it will offer several internal storage options of 16/32/64/128 GB. In terms of connectivity, it will be offering standard features like Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE.iPad 5’s battery capacity may be of 8500-9000 mAh, making it 25-30% smaller than iPad 4.
Apple might upgrade iPad 5’s primary camera to 8 MP capable of shooting HD videos from 5 MP camera in iPad 4. The front-facing camera might remain of 1.2 MP capable of taking 720p@30fps videos.
iPad 5 might be running on Apple iOS 7, which is to be released with iPhone 6. iOS is known for its smooth and slick interface and iOS 7 might improve that experience. Rumors hints that iOS 7 might feature app previews, faster app switching, updated Safari browser, and many more features.
According to Patently Apple, Apple has filed a patent to bring vibrator functionality to iPad 5, which could deliver notification alerts in a similar manner to iPhone 5.
Every other company is experimenting with Wireless Charging, how Apple can be left behind? Apple Insider reports that iPad 5 might have a smart cover which will house a inductive charging transducer. When the cover is connected to the iPad, it will be able to charge iPad wirelessly.
This is a guest post written by Sanjay Kumar Negi. Sanjay is an analyst who works at 91mobiles.com.Top 5 Most Speculated Features of ipad 5