If the latest iPad rumours are true, the iPad 4 would be outdated in just a couple of months.
Apple is reportedly preparing to release its new model of the tablet in March.
The Apple news blog has published reports that the new iPad 5 will have design elements of the recently-released iPad mini incorporated into it.
A source claims the new iPad will be thinner and lighter than its predecessor with a 9.7-inch display. Apple unveiled the iPad 4 and iPad mini in October, and released them in November.
The blog also added that the iPad mini would be equipped with a retina screen in its second generation.