According to Japanese blog Macotakara, the next iPad will be unveiled in March 2013 and it will be thinner and lighter. That includes a 4mm reduction in height, 17mm in width, and 2mm in depth. The iPad 5 will also incorporate elements of the iPad mini – namely the black/slate or white/silver color schemes.
Apple used the October 23 event to announced the new iPad Mini. The smaller iPad Mini features faster A6X chipset, Facetime HD camera, a 7.9-inch Multi-Touch retina display, iSight cameras, 10 hours of battery life. Apple today also announced the fourth generation iPad featuring a gorgeous 9.7-inch Retina™ display, new Apple-designed A6X chip, FaceTime HD camera and ultrafast wireless performance. Both iPad mini and fourth generation iPad come with iOS 6. The new, mini iPad is priced at $329 for 16Gb.