Apple to Launch iPad 5 in March: Analyst
Technology Editor, CNBC.com
"I think we're going to see another refresh come through sometime in Mid-march. So iPad 5, I think will be a thinner, it's going to be a lighter model and possibly they will tweak the display technology," White said.
He said that its likely Apple will adopt Sharp's new IGZO display technology, which offers a higher pixel density, in its next iPad.
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The tech giant has historically waited 12-months before releasing updated versions of its iPads, but recently it has been speeding up its refresh cycle to get newer versions of products on the shelves sooner.
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Apple unveiled its 4th generation iPad in October along with its iPad mini, just seven months after it released the iPad 3. White said this pattern will continue.
"One thing we have to remember is that the product refreshes at Apple are going to get shorter and shorter," White said. "I'm pretty confident we will see something in March."
White, who has a $1,111 price target on Apple's stock, said that tablets are showing a lot of upside, not just in the U.S., but also in China and disputed claims that Apple's outlook is bleak.
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"If I felt like Apple long-term was in for a rough ride, I'd adjust my opinion, but I think a lot of this is noise in the market place and you know, we're not going to change our view on Apple because of short-term noise," White said.