“Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities thinks Apple may feel pressure from Microsoft’s new Surface tablet, especially considering that the fourth-generation iPad is the same weight and thickness as the third-generation model,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “‘Though the iPad mini is expected to be successful, we think launching the lighter, thinner 9.7-inch iPad as quickly as possible matters more for Apple strategically,’ Kuo explained.
“If Microsoft Surface does catch on with consumers and businesses, it would pose a risk to Apple’s current dominance of the ‘post-PC’ world,” Hughes reports. “For that reason, he thinks Apple will move quickly to redesign the iPad once again in the near future.”
Hughes reports, “Apple is expected to employ “GF DITO” touchscreen technology, otherwise known as GF2, in its redesigned iPad, according to Kuo. In combination with more power-efficient chips, Apple is expected to ‘dramatically lower the weight and thickness of the 9.7-inch iPad,’ Kuo wrote.”
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