“Apple’s iPad lineup is now on a twice-a-year refresh cycle, according to a new rumor, which pegs both the full-size iPad and iPad mini as due for updates in March,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets said his checks with industry sources at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas, Nev., indicated both the fifth-generation iPad and second-generation iPad mini will debut this March, just five months after the last update was announced.”

“White was told that the new “iPad 5″ will be lighter and thinner than the fourth-generation model Apple released late last year,” Hughes reports. “As for the iPad mini, White said the second-generation device is expected to have the same form factor. A new model would likely just have upgraded components… ”

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