Ever since the fourth-generation iPad released, there have been rumors regarding the next iPad releasing on a regular basis. One such rumor that has popped up time and time again has been saying the next-generation iPad will most likely resemble a larger iPad Mini by using the same screen technology, making it possible for the next iPad to be both thinner and lighter. It looks like those rumors are again resurfacing as the WSJ published a report saying that’s exactly what will happen to the next iPad.
Each generation of Apple’s iPad has used GG touch technology, but the fifth-generation iPad will be the first full-sized iPad to use the GF2 screen technology which was first introduced in the iPad Mini. The WSJ’s report is citing an unnamed source as Nitto Denko Corp., which is the company behind the screen technology, plans to double the capacity for its touch sensors by the end of the fiscal year.
That’s not the only thing the next-generation iPad is expected to borrow from the iPad Mini as it’s been rumored the next iPad will also include the thinner bezel of the iPad Mini as well as possibly including stereo speakers. Whether or not these rumors come true is yet to be seen, although maybe we’ll get a little hint of something during Apple’s rumored September 10 event.