Japanese Apple site Macotakara claims its sources note a fifth generation iPad could be coming in March 2013, that will be lighter and thinner, taking design cues from the iPad mini:
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.
Apple released its 4th generation iPad at the same time as the iPad mini in October. Last month, Digitimes claimed Apple would launch another iPad “around the middle of 2013,” along with a new iPhone. Apple formerly released new iPads in the Spring, but that changed this year. Too soon for a new iPad in March?