C Tech is claiming that they manage to get an exclusive image of the yet-to-be announced iPad 5 LCD display. C Tech has a very good track record with Apple leaks thus far.
Quite frankly, it’s hard to prove if this is the fourth-generation 9.7-inch iPad or the fifth generation iPad. Apple is expected redesign the iPad 5 hardware, making thinner and lighter that the previous generation.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, Apple will use the same touch-panel technology that made the iPad mini thin and light will likely feature in the next – generation 9.7-inch iPad.
Wall Street Journal:
What many consumers generally call a “screen” consists of multiple layers, and the “touch panel” specifically refers to the layer equipped with touch sensors, between the liquid-crystal display and the outermost cover glass. The iPad mini, according to a teardown report by research firm IHS iSuppli, uses a film-based touch panel, which is thinner and lighter than the glass-based touch panel that the current full-size model uses. Following the iPad mini’s success, Apple plans to use the film-based touch panel in its next regular-size iPad, the people said.
In another report, KGI Securities Kuo , who has a great track record, reports that Apple will be launching the new tablets in Q4 of 2013, both will also have better camera technology – 8MP up from its 5MP resolution. The camera is also expected to include features such as slow motion video capture as seen in the iPhone 5s.
Apple is widely expected to unveil the next generation iPads at a special event on October 15.