Latest News and Rumors about iPad 5 Display and iPad 5 Processor

iPad 5 Display

The new iPad 5 could pack all new display technology when it launches, using “GF DITO” (or GF2) touch screen tech to make it 23 percent thinner and 53 percent lighter than its bigger brother. Last year, analyst Paul Mueller predicted the new iPad would have a 16:9 ratio screen, claiming he’d talked to sources that had seen it. This is really unlikely to happen, given the amount of work Apple would need to do to bring its apps in line, and how much effort it’s put into convincing the world of 4:3.

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But who will be producing the display for the new iPad? Not Samsung reckons GottaBe Mobile, claiming that Apple is “actively moving away from Samsung for the next generation of mobile products.” The ever-present DigiTimes reckons the iPad screens will be supplied by LG and Sharp, but then again given the accuracy of that site it could be made by Ford for all we know.

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iPad 5 Processor

As we mentioned earlier, the new A7 chip is a cert to be used in the new iPad 5, if not an upgraded version that’s designed for the larger tablet. Patently Apple lent weight to the notion of Apple taking its processor manufacturing business away from its best buddy Samsung, citing a report published on 10 April 2013. According to the report: the “chasm between Samsung Electronics and Apple is expected to widen further as Apple has excluded its Korean rival from a project to develop A7 application processors due to be released in the first half of next year.”

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reckons that the Apple/Samsung partnership has some life left, though, which would make sense given Samsung made the recent chip in Apple’s iPhone. As picked up by MacRumors on 17 April, Kuo wrote that the iPad 4 would be powered by an A7X processor and that Apple would be staying with Samsung for this chip at least.