Report claims Apple’s next-gen iPad won’t launch until this fall

Apple iPad 5 Release Date RumorImage Source: Ariel Zambelich/Wired

While the tech press awaits invitations for a fifth-generation iPad unveiling rumored to take place later this month, a new report claims the new Apple (AAPL) tablet won’t be launching anytime soon. Citing multiple unnamed sources in Apple’s supply chain, Digitimes on Tuesday reported that volume production of Apple’s fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad will not begin until July or August. Earlier reports stated that Apple’s next iPad would launch in April but this new report, if accurate, suggests the tablet won’t be released until this fall. Apple’s fifth iPad is expected to feature a complete redesign that adopts the iPad mini’s design identity and reduces the overall footprint of the device.

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