By Jim Karpen on Tue, 04/16/2013
Images keep emerging on the Internet of alleged casings, or moulds for casings, of the next-generation 9.7-inch iPad. All of the evidence continues to suggest it will have narrower bezels on the sides like the iPad mini, allowing the device to be somewhat narrower without reducing screen size. And the evidence also suggests it will be thinner and lighter, possibly due to the implementation of an IGZO display.
This new technology uses as much as 90 percent less power, meaning the battery can be smaller. AppleInsider has a roundup of the latest leaked images. One report also says the volume control and power input will be in the same location as the iPad mini. And it says the device will have iPad mini-like corners that are shallow and rounded.
When will we see it? Some are suggesting this summer. Until last year, iPads had been on a March/April release schedule. But then last fall Apple released an updated iPad with a Retina display, only six months after the previous model had launched. So the question has been: Will Apple go back to a spring release schedule, or start releasing new iPads in the fall? A summer release would be a compromise.
Other rumors of late say Foxconn is now gearing up to begin manufacturing the next iPhone. In addition, rumors once again are saying it will have a 12-megapixel camera that will improve the ability to take photos in low light. You can read more on MacRumors.