Next iPad To Feature Largely iPhone 5s Hand-Me-Downs

If you want an indication of the next generation iPad’s feature set, look at the current iPhone, says TechNewsWorld’s John Mello, citing ABI Research senior practice director for mobile devices Jeff Orr who observes that “Historically, there’s been a relationship between the iPhone and iPad product launches in that the iPad inherits what was most recently introduced on iPhone”

It has been widely rumored based on insider leaks that the 6th Generation iPad will get Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint reader, 1.5 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 MP rear-facing camera, as well as possibly a dual LED flash, burst mode for stills, and a slow motion mode for video — all of which would put it on par with the iPhone 5s.

In addition, both iPhone and iPad are expected to be speed-bumped from the current dual-core, 64-bit A7 chip to the quad-core A8 chip, but Mello observes that that most of what will be new in the next iPad will handed down from the iPhone, in aid of stanching a recent 16 percent decline in iPad sales.

Can’t get them out soon enough to suit me. I’m in iPad upgrade mode, but will now wait to get the better cameras and state of the art A-8 power.

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