The iPad 5 screen is said to use the same film-based touch panel that makes the iPad mini thin and light, replacing the weighty-glass based material currently used, according to unnamed sources who spoke to The Wall Street Journal.
What else to expect from iPad 5
The iPad 5 is expected to be announced in October, as Apple unveiled the iPad 4 and iPad mini near the end of that month last year.
With two months to go before history is likely to repeat itself, we're hearing plenty of rumors about the company's next full-sized tablet.
All of this plays into rumors that the tablet's iPad mini-like scale makes it 33 percent lighter than the iPad 4.
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