There are already reports coming in that claim Apple might have started with the trial production of its next gen iPad, the Apple iPad 5. The report that first appeared at Digitimes and based on inputs from component manufacturers claim volume production will kick off in June. Shipment figures should reach 2-3 million per month by September. It can therefore be expected that Apple would make the official announcement of their probable iPad 5 launch any time before or around September.
Coming to the specification that the next iPad 5 could be seen sporting, it is believed to come with the same resolution as the iPad 4. The display though will be thinner by 0.2 mm thanks to the use of advanced techniques used to manufacture the display of iPad 5. The report also claims the iPad 5 will come with a thinner display which no doubt will add to the visual appeal of the device.
Other features that have come to the fore point to the use of ITO or Indium Tin Oxide for shielding the glass and other display panels from electromagnetic interference. The technique to be employed is a single layer of glass along with two layers of ITO film coating. Also, while the current iPad comes with two LED light bar to light up the display, the current iPad 5 will make do with just one. This would however necessitate some process by which the back light could be made brighter, as otherwise the iPad 5 would have a darker experience. Using advanced technology which would be used on the components to be incorporated on the iPad 5 makes the gadget not only thinner but lighter too by about 25-33 percent than its predecessor.
The subcomponents and parts that go into the making of the iPad 5 are being supplied by LG, Samsung and Sharp that have been contracted to supply the display while other parts would be supplied by Taiwan Surface Mounting Technology, Coretronic, Radiant Opto-Electronics and TPK Holding.
Leaked information of the iPad 5 had also been found in February last when the date of its release had also been stated to be in the month of June. The leak had included pictures of the iPad 5 which showed it to be having a tapered edge. The information of the release date had later been removed, but the picture had been stated to be from authentic sources.