iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 – Specifications, pictures for presentation and release dates

On October 10, 2013


iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 Compact version will come under the spotlight shortly at a presentation event for which Apple distributed invitations to members of the press already. Meanwhile, we learn new details about the specifications and we can admire the carcasses of two tablets in detailed photos.

Thus, following the press event scheduled for October 22 tablets of the new series are expected to be on Apple stores across the United States no later than early November.

According to other sources, the Cupertino company might use this opportunity to reveal other interesting products such as the new line of Mac Pro and MacBook Pro systems based on Intel Haswell processing platform and enhanced with version OS X Maverick of the Apple operating system.


Returning to tablets, iPad 5 is thinner and flatter than the old 4th gen of iPad, body design is more close to that already used on iPad Mini. As for the new iPad Mini 2 tablet is expected to use a 2048×1536 resolution with Retina display, measuring 7.9 inches diagonally. However, it remains to be seen whether we will find a new A7 chipset with 64bit cores, or a less expensive solution based on a chip from the previous generation.

As shown in the pictures, Apple will offer more color options for both tablets, possibly following the palette of colors used for the series of iPhones 5S. But unfortunately at this time we can only admire the black and gray variants (Space Gray) of the two tablets.

Like the iPhone 5S recently launched model, the new tablet will have a Fingerprint Sensor, integrated perhaps with the Home button below the screen. Moreover, this equipment is taken over by other manufacturers rivals such as Samsung and HTC, the latter having already prepared the One Max model.