Apple has put the finishing touches on a redesigned fifth-generation iPad, according to supply partners, and the tablet could launch this fall. A refreshed iPad mini with Retina Display, however, has not been finalized.
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Report: new iPad ready for September launch, iPad mini refresh still in the works

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Apple’s September mobile event is building up to be one of the biggest the company has held in recent years. While an iPhone 5S refresh might be met with the same sort of lukewarm reaction as the announcement of the iPhone 4S, fans should see a new budget iPhone model alongside a refreshed fifth-generation iPad.

Apple’s supply partners have reportedly confirmed that the Cupertino-based company has finalized the design of the next-gen iPad, which will get made over in the style of the iPad mini, including a thinner bezel. The tablet reportedly will also feature better battery life.

Speaking of the iPad mini, it is being said that Apple has not finalized the design of a refreshed version of their smaller tablet model. This includes such vital decisions as whether or not to include a Retina display in future models. Sources say that should Apple decide to bump up display resolution, the new iPad mini will likely miss an early fall launch and be pushed back to the end of the year. Worth noting that this report comes from Digitimes. It’s mileage may vary.

[via Digitimes]

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