Fans of bijou Apple kit can look forward to a lighter and thinner edition of the iPad later this year, it has been claimed, as more details emerge of the tech giant’s 2013 product pipeline.
According to DigiTimes, whose record with reporting leaks from Apple’s supply chain is probably best described as ‘mixed’, the fifth iteration of the standard-sized iPad will feature the same G/F2 (DITO) thin-film-style touchscreen technology as the iPad mini instead of the glass on glass touchscreen that’s front and centre on the current model.
The change, which was first mooted by an analyst last year, will clear the way for a slimmed down version of the tablet, it’s claimed, which is expected to land some time in 2013.
News of Apple’s plans comes as it announced it is to release a new top-of-the-range version of the iPad 4 in February with 128GB of storage. That’s twice the capacity of the current top-end model.
The new storage variant, which is otherwise unchanged from those on the market now, is set to go on sale in February, with the 4G model priced £739 and the Wi-Fi-only edition coming in at £639.
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