Buy iPad now : Apple iPad mini

Buy iPad now : Apple iPad mini

Buy iPad now : iPad 4 current model with Retina display

Buy iPad now : iPad 4 current model with Retina display

Nowadays tablet PC become very popular. A lot of people are thinking about buying a tablet. Often their choice is iPad, iPad is the most popular tablet pc in the world. However technologies are moving fast and release date of new iPad tablets is unpredictable. So does it make sense to buy iPad now? Is it better choice to wait and buy iPad later? Should you keep the current model of iPad or upgrade it? Here is what we think about it based on the known facts and rumours about new iPad.

Schedule of iPad releases

Those who are not closely following news about Apple gadgets may not know that since 2010 Apple released new iPads once a year in March or April. The tradition had been changed last fall when the company suddenly broke an established cycle. There were two models introduced in October 2012: 9.7-inch iPad 4 and 7.85-inch iPad mini. iPad mini was presented for the first time but iPad 4 was introduced 8 months after the release of the previous model iPad 3 originally presented on March 2012.

When to expect next release?

Nobody knows the date of the next release of iPad. However the majority of analysts do not expect the new iPad soon. Apple recently updated iPad 4 model and introduced 128-GB version of iPad 4. Therefore customers should not expect a new model coming in a few months. Most likely Apple introduce a new model of iPad in October like they did last year.

Consider to buy current iPad if you own iPad2

Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 3 with Retina display

Apple iPad 3 with Retina display

If you own iPad2 and do not want to wait until late October then you may consider to buy current model of iPad. In addition to famous high resolution Retina display you will get twice more RAM and more powerful 1.4 GHz A6X processor. However be aware that not all applications support Retina display and you may get some unexpected behaviour of apps you get used to.

iPad 3 owners may want to wait and buy iPad later

iPad 3 is already equipped by Retina display. So the only difference between iPad 3 and iPad 4 is higher frequency of the processor , higher resolution camera and Lightning connector. The obvious choice in such case is to wait until the next release of iPad.

Consider to buy iPad mini later with Retina display and more powerful processor

The same advice could be given for iPad mini model. Although iPad mini is very successful product but the first release came without Retina-display. Retina display is the most wanted feature if the new iPad mini model and most likely Apple will upgrade the display to Retina as well as replace existing processor to more powerful one.. There is no information regarding the release date of iPad mini 2. However it is logical to expect new release of iPad mini together with a new iPad in late October.

Expected features of iPad 5

According to the latest rumours iPad 5 design will be similar to the current iPad mini model. The screen size will remain the same 9.7-inch. However the gadget may become slitely wider and a bit less long. The audio system may also change since some of analysts predict an appearance of second speaker.