iPad 5 Release Date and Rumors What will the new iPad 5 bring to us? This is already a huge topic for discussion amongst all Apple fans around the globe. The iPad 4 was better than iPad 3 by leaps and bounds thanks to the new iOS 6 and A6 processor chip although it was released within a meager 7 month’s time. 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. We bring this article with possible release dates and speculations about the features that might be included in 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. This year saw Apple’s strongest competitors in the tablet market, Microsoft Surface and Google Nexus 10 hence, it might be quite possible that the iPad 5 might come out early. Presence of these new entrants in the market might force Apple for a March 2013 release is what the experts predict. There are other reports which believe that Apple might go in for a mid-2013 release. Information from the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company that says the parts will be supplied to Apple for a mid-2013 release. 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. iPad 5 Features that iPad 5 might have There haven’t been many things that have been said about the iPad 5 as yet. There are many rumors around the internet about the features which iPad 5 might include in this version. The most popular rumor is that it will be the thinnest and lightest iPad yet. This comes with the fact that the iPad 4 was almost the same width and thickness as the iPad 3. So this time around, Apple might be working on making something that might be lighter than the previous versions. Another rumor which has been floating around is about the introduction of GF2 technology in iPad 5 which was first brought in the iPad Mini. This technology helped improved the touchscreen in the iPad Mini and therefore helped reduce its thickness keeping all the original iPad specifications as is. 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. The iPad 5 might reduce one LED to keep just one compared to the two in the previous versions. This will help consume lesser battery and will help reduce the weight of the device significantly. Therefore, this will ensure that the new generation iPad 5 will also have a thinner battery than its previous versions. Find More Informations About iPad 5 and iPad5 launch date.