A report out of Japan is saying a redesigned fifth-generation iPad could arrive in March 2013.
Japanese blog Macotakara, via MacRumors:
However Chinese news ZOL (CBS Interactive) reported next iPad mini in AppleInsider’s article, according to my inside source, iPad(5th) may be released in March, 2013.
Source told that, design of this new iPad will be like iPad mini in detail, and be thinner and lightweight.
The 4th-generation iPad was just released a few months ago, so a fifth-generation iPad, if released so soon, would be the second in around 5 months.
The design is reported to take inspiration from the iPad mini, and will be thinner and weigh less than current models. According to Macotakara, the new iPad will 4mm, 17mm and 2mm smaller in height, width, and depth respectively than the current models.
Seems a little early for a new iPad, but it felt that way a few months ago too, so…