Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, recently told the media, “We are not taking our foot off the gas.” He meant exactly what he said to the very last iota. Apple is not sleeping on its laurels. They are augmenting the frequency of their new product launches to keep their products fresh and exciting and distancing themselves from their closest competitors.
Apple is prepping a thinner, lighter fifth-generation iPad that shares some of its design cues with the recently released iPad Mini, according to Japanese blog Macotakara. The report was picked up and translated by 9to5Mac.
The report also calls for the next iPad Mini to be released with a Retina Display, following other similar reports. The addition wouldn’t be surprising, as it was a key missing feature with the original iPad Mini. If the Apple Mini was an instant success with a normal resolution, it will certainly be a killing with the gorgeous Retina Display. The difference in color resolution is impressive. At the end of the day, Apple will transfer this technology to all their product lines leaving their competition biting the dust.
Yesterday I was streaming a video on photography from Netflix dubbed, “TED Talks – Video & Photo Mojo” with my Apple iPad (Third Generation) with Retina Display, and the colors were absolutely gorgeous. I had never seen anything like this. A picture of an Afghan Girl seemed to jump out from the gadget’s screen. It was that good.
The release of a next-generation iPad would drastically shorten an already shortened product life cycle for Apple’s main tablet. The fourth-generation iPad was released last month, just eight months after the third-generation iPad, and the proposed next version would come just five months later. The March timing has been the company’s usual launch period for the iPad.
The fresh iPad rumor is that the gadgets will be more thinner and lighter. According to Macotakara’s report, the new iPads will have have dimensions of 4 mm in height, 17 mm in width, and 2 mm in depth smaller. The current iPad is 241.2 mm in height, 185.7 mm in width, and 9.4 mm in depth. Smaller and thinner is beautiful.
Presumably, the next iPad would pick up the white and silver and black and slate elements from the iPad Mini, which in turn picked them up from the iPhone 5. If Macotakara’s rumor is accurate, Apple is indeed pushing the envelope in consumer electronic’s technology and raising the bar. Samsung, Google, and Microsoft; are you listening? Good Day.