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Apple's iPad lineup is now on a twice-a-year refresh cycle, according to a new rumor, which pegs both the full-size iPad and iPad mini as due for updates in March.

Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets said his checks with industry sources at this week's CES event in Las Vegas, Nev., indicated both the fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini will debut this March, just five months after the last update was announced.
White was told that the new "iPad 5" will be lighter and thinner than the fourth-generation model Apple released late last year. The updated model features a new A6X processor and Apple's smaller Lightning chip but maintained the same design as the third-generation iPad released last March.
As for the iPad mini, White said the second-generation device is expected to have the same form factor. A new model would likely just have upgraded components, such as a faster chip. 
No mention was made of a potential high-resolution Retina display in a new iPad mini. One report fromlast month claimed Apple was focused on boosting the resolution of the next-generation iPad mini.
Though many industry insiders attend CES, Apple does not have an official presence at the annual event. White did not indicate the source of his information aside from unnamed "checks" at the show.
White also reported last week that Apple is expected to debut new iPhones this summer in more sizes and colors, expanding the lineup from the current black and white options. He expects the new iPhones to debut in the May-June timeframe, which would be earlier than the last two years.
source 
http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/01/11/rumor-fifth-gen-ipad-second-gen-ipad-mini-to-debut-in-march


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Things are just moving too fast in phones and tablet market. What can a man can do? Have a laugh http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple



green_sky said:
Things are just moving too fast in phones and tablet market. What can a man can do? Have a laugh http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple


apple are becoming to arrogant and greedy. they think people will update every 6 months? they are going to fuck them selfs if they keep this up



I don't like this rumer; it makes me not want to buy any iProdects.



When will the tablet market get saturated??? Geez, don't people get tired of paying annualy 300-500$ for the same damn thing over and over. Sure it might have some better specs, but for what? Gaming? 80% of the appstore games can be played on my old old ipod touch. Apple will one day suffer the same fate that Nintendo did, the casual market will move on from them. It might take longer then Nintendo, but I can definetly see it happening in the next couple years if they keep releasing the same thing every year.



Predictions for LT console sales:

PS4: 120M

XB1: 70M

WiiU: 14M

3DS: 60M

Vita: 13M

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ipad mini 2 will be probaby what it should have been with the first one already.



bananaking21 said:
green_sky said:
Things are just moving too fast in phones and tablet market. What can a man can do? Have a laugh http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple

apple are becoming to arrogant and greedy. they think people will update every 6 months? they are going to fuck them selfs if they keep this up

I am not going to blame Apple as much as the consumers who rush to buy the new product every year. They are more or less responding to the market pressure as in android land a product sometimes gets outdated in 3-4 months (hardware wise). Up here in the north (Canada) we have 3 year long contracts. I got ipride 3g back in 08 and it lasted me 4 years before it feel down for 100th time and i had to get a new non iproduct. What i am saying is people don't have to buy. Same with any luxury product. 

Also i avoid these rumours. I checked macrumours so much before iPhone 4S and 5 came out it gave me a headache. 



Rumers mang Rumers everywhere.



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crissindahouse said:

ipad mini 2 will probaby be what it should have been with the first one already.


Exactly!

Now fix your title OP!



Cub said:
crissindahouse said:

ipad mini 2 will probaby be what it should have been with the first one already.


Exactly!

Now fix your title OP!

to be honest i don't really know a lot about those apple products, i just read something about the ipad mini on the toilet (like we all do right?) which wasn't that great.