Apple To Debut New iPads Oct. 22
Apple is set to unveil its next-generation tablets as it expands iPhone 5s and 5c availability around the world.
The next-generation iPad, or iPad 5, will be completely redesigned compared to the last model. The iPad 4 debuted last fall, just six months after the iPad 3. The iPad 3 and 4 are identical save for the iPad 4's Lightning port. The iPad 5, however, will adopt the design language of the iPad Mini. It will be thinner and lighter, and will include Apple's 64-bit A7 processor. The screen will stick with the 9.7-inch measurement and Retina resolution.
The iPad Mini is on deck to get a Retina display and the A7 chip, too, said AllThingsD. The overall shape and design will remain much the same as it is today.
There's been no confirmation one way or the other about Apple's Touch ID fingerprint sensor and whether it will be added to either iPad. Chances are about 50/50, depending on which analysts and Apple watchers you choose to believe. Apple introduced Touch ID with the iPhone 5s, which is one of the phone's defining features. It lets owners use their fingerprints to unlock the device and authorize iTunes purchases. Read full story on InformationWeek
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