Apple is rumored to begin production of its iPad 5 in July or August, leading some to believe that the next-gen Apple tablet may drop as early as the end of 2013.
Per the same source of the rumor, the fifth-gen iPad will have a slimmer bezel—much like the iPad Mini’s design. We don’t know if the iPad 5’s internals will be drastically different from that of the current gen iPad, but most people are positive that Apple out a tablet that is thinner and lighter.
(The iPad 5 may as well be an iPad Mini, but with Retina and a larger display.)
Also along the line of iPad rumors, people are also speculating that Apple will refresh its iPad Mini line to Retina displays in the second-gen Mini. Recent price cuts of its iPad line is a clear indication that Apple is getting ready to clear out the old to make way for the new.