For those not yet sick of all the recent iPad leaks and gossips, here is an interesting video from SW-box.com showing another side-by-side comparison of the iPad 4, 5, and mini 2.
Focused mostly on the rear casings of Apple’s existing and rumored tablets, the video comparison shows the possible iPad 5 shell as being slightly thinner, smaller, and lighter than that of the current generation iPad. Design-wise, the tablet appears as though it will end up as a larger version of the iPad mini, which wouldn’t be surprising considering all the photo leaks and speculations that have emerged thus far. The renowned Australian blogger Sunny Dickson, whose pictures of the iPhone 5s and 5c have recently been revealed to be accurate, currently has the most impressive —as well as authentic looking— gallery of Apple’s rumored new tablets.
Assuming the word on the street is accurate, we should be able to see the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 as soon as mid-October, which is around the same time the iPad 4 and iPad mini were announced. Other than showcasing a slightly smaller and lighter dimension, the iPad 5 is currently speculated to include features such as a GF 2 touch screen, an additional 128 GB storage option, anti reflection display coating, 8 MP camera (same as the one used in the iPhone 5S), different color options (space gray, gold, and silver), 64 bit A7 chip (along with a M7 motion processor), and Touch ID.
For the iPad mini 2, a debate is still going on concerning whether the device will actually come with retina display. Early rumors indicated that Apple would seek to upgrade its miniature iPad’s resolution as soon as this year, given the increased number of popular small sized tablets on the market as well as the need for Apple to include a major differentiating feature in the new iPad mini. Tech market analysts, however, tend to be less convinced about such a scenario. Both KGI’s Ming Chi Kuo and IHS iSuppli’s Rhoda Alexander recently mentioned about the likelihood of the retina iPad mini being delayed into next year, and suggested that a low cost, non-retina mini may be released beforehand.