Release Date and Rumors of iPad 5 What will the iPad 5 have in store for us? Apple fans around the globe are already playing the guessing game and discussions are all about the iPad 5. The iPad 4 came just around 7 months after the iPad 3 and was quite better in terms of processing due to the iOS 6 and Apple’s A6 chip. Given that the iPad 4 had such huge upgrades, what everyone’s waiting to find out is what will the iPad 5 bring for us. Read on to find out more about the different rumors surrounding the possible features and release date of the iPad 5. Release Date Due to the fact that iPad 3 and iPad 4 were released in quick succession, it is difficult to predict if iPad 5 will be released in early or mid 2013. Apple is facing stiff competition from Microsoft Surface and Google Nexus 10 therefore, it might be possible that the iPad 5 might be released earlier than mid 2013. Most experts believe that Apple might be looking for a March 2013 release given the new entrants in the market. At the same time there are other reports which say Apple might stick to a mid-2013 release. Information from one of Apple’s suppliers, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company says parts to iPad 5 are being supplied with a mid-2013 release timeline. Neither of these reports seems to be 100% credible at this point. These are speculations looking at how the markets are functioning with respect to tablets. This year has seen many new tablet products in the market as competition to the iPad which might force Apple to come up with the next generation iPad sooner than planned to keep its fans contented. Features that iPad 5 might have There aren’t too many confirmed stories about iPad 5. There are obviously a lot of rumors about the features it might include. However, the most popular rumor about the iPad 5 is that it might be the thinnest iPad ever. This stems from the fact that the iPad 4 was almost the same size and thickness as its predecessor. Therefore, at this point, it might be possible for Apple to bring out an iPad which could be lighter than the other versions so far. Some other reports say that iPad 5 might bring the GF2 technology with it which was first introduced in the iPad Mini. GF2 has helped make the touchscreen better and thereby making it possible to reduce its dimensions. This technology has made the iPad Mini 23 percent slimmer and 53 percent lighter than the original iPad. iPad 5 might come in the same variants as iPad 4 – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Also, Apple might retain the same price points for each version of the iPad 5. Other features which might figure in the iPad 5 might be reducing one of the LEDs as compared to the current configuration that has 2 LEDs. This will make sure the device consumer lesser battery power and will make it lighter. Therefore, this will result in a slimmer battery in the new iPad offering. Find More Informations About iPad 5 and iPad5 launch date.