iPad 5 will be sleek like iPad mini: WSJ

Next iPad 5 will be sleek like iPad mini:

According to Wall Street Journal,  the new iPad or iPad 5 will be sleek like iPad mini. It is said that Apple is going to launch its new iPad on September 10, 2013. Apple was using glass based screen in their regular iPad but has used film based screen in iPad mini.

According to “people with knowledge of the matter” the screens for the larger device are already being made by Asian suppliers. The current iPad uses a glass-based touch panel, whereas teardowns have shown that the iPad mini uses a film-based screen to recognize user gestures.

iPad 5 thin concept

ipad 5

The iPad mini, according to a teardown report by research firm IHS iSupplies, uses a film-based touch panel, which is thinner and lighter than the glass-based touch panel that the current full-size model uses. Following the iPad mini’s success, Apple plans to use the film-based touch panel in its next regular-size iPad, the people said.

iPad 5 thin concept

ipad 5

The thin film based touch screen is working equivalent to glass based touch screen. Film based screen makes tablet even more sleek. Thin film based screen is in demand now a days so it serve as a plus point for the manufacturer. The leaks are not yet confirmed but if it is true then we will be getting thinner and lighter iPad 5.