iPad 2 is just out for less than a year and Apple is rumored to release a new ipad in 2012 – ipad 3. According to Apple, iPad 2 was a bit of rush job (because of threat from Android tablets and BlackBerry Playbook) and the third generation ipad is the one to talk about. The powerhouse of ipad 3 is A5X processor which will be an upgrade from A5 in iPad 2. Ipad 3 will be the first tablet to feature Retina display and will support quad extended graphics (QXGA) (with resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels) with 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full hd viewing experience. For storage it has 16GB/32GB/64GB options according to the model. Other main features included are NFC (Near Field Communication) support, a thunderbolt port for high speed transfer, 4G LTE support, 8 Mega Pixel rear camera, a 3MP front camera, Long battery life (twice of iPad 2) and a carbon fibre casing. This means that ipad 3 will be lighter than its predecessors.
Overall ipad 3 is impressive and is a significant upgrade to its iPad2. Apple is dominating in tablet market and there is no doubt it’ll change in near future. Rumours are ipad 3 will be available by the end of Q1 2012. Stay tune or follow @harrym20 on twitter.
Update : Apple is holding a press event on 7 March 2012. iPad3 will be unveiled at this event and will be available to public by the end of March 2012. iOS5.1 is rumored to be released before the launch of iPad3. iPhone 5 is rumored to be release before the end of summer 2012. So next few months are really busy for technology giant Apple.
Update : New reports suggest Apple’s next generation ipad3 will not feature quad core A6 processor. Instead it’ll pack A5X processor. This can be seen as Apple will be launching ipad3 with dual core processor with an improved GPU.