This year has brought a lot of surprises to Apple fans. First came the
iPad 4, then the iPhone 5 and lastly they gave us a pleasant surprise in
the form of iPad Mini. Even the iPad 4 was a surprise given that iPad 3
was released only seven months before that. And, given that the iPad
Mini was released only sometime back, the big question is about when
iPad 5 will be released and what are the new things that we can expect
Speculations are that Apple might be looking for an early
2013 release given the scene in the tablet market. Microsoft released
Surface and Google came up with the Nexus 10 which infused new
competition to iPad market. Therefore, some experts are of the opinion
that Apple needs to bring something new and fight the competition off.
And it is needless to say that the next iPad needs to score an A+ in all
dimensions of looks, design and specifications.
Let’s look at some of the features that might make their way into the iPad 5.
Display: With respect to the display, iPad 3 and iPad 4 have remained very identical. Although the iPad display is quite state of the art at the moment without requiring massive upgrades, it might be possible that in the next version, that is, the iPad 5 might come with better display capabilities including better readability, brightness and power efficiency.
Processor Capabilities:The iPad 4 is still in a dual
core stage just like the iPhone 5 and continues to run on Apple’s A6.
Although A6 is supposed to be twice as fast as A5. However, running the
iPad 5 on A6 with a slower processor capability will cause problems like
heating when you run high memory applications. Therefore, it has become
almost essential for Apple to bring a quad core in the iPad 5.
Both iPAd 4 and iPad Mini brought with them front and rear facing
cameras. Including the front facing camera gave a much better Facetime
and Skype experience to users. The rear camera however, is the same in
both versions. To improve Facetime, iPad 5 might bring a better front
facing camera that has a higher resolution. There have been shaking
issues due to image stabilization in the iPad 4 as reported by some
users. Apple should iron out these issues in the iPad 5.
A/V Output:The new iPad 4 brought some better audio and video output capabilities.
That said, the iPad still does not have stereo sound like the Macbooks.
What would be a great to have in the iPad 5 is stereo speakers for a
fabulous A/V experience. In the iOS 5, there was an Airplay feature
introduced which made gaming experience a few notches better than the
previous versions. But, iOS 6 hasn’t seen great improvements in this
feature. This is partly because iOS 6 didn’t have great transceivers to
support better Airplay.
4 has been known to have better WiFi connectivity and the LTE on the
device also works in a manner very similar to that of iPhone 5 and this
might be very desirable on the IPad 5 to give you better power
efficiency while being connected to WiFi or 3G networks through its next
These features will still want Apple fans to want more out of the iPad at the same time stunning them with what it can offer.