Fans of compact and bijou gadgets are in for a treat with the next iPad, according to an industry analyst, with Apple set to slim down its full-size tablet in the name of portability.
In a note to investors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that he expects the next 9.7-inch iPad to be “significantly lighter and slimmer” than the current-generation model.
Kuo also put his money on Apple launching the fifth-generation iPad during the third quarter of 2013 - that’s just six months after the last iteration dropped – as well as a new edition of the iPad Mini.
This will purportedly offer 2,048-by-1,536 resolution. That means it will cram in more pixels per inch than the standard-sized iPad and will standardise resolution to facilitate development of apps across both devices.
Kuo also recently issued his forecast for the future of the iPhone. According to the numbers wonk, this could feature a fingerprint sensor to boost security and is likely to land alongside a cheaper, more compact model aimed at developing markets.
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