What is one of the stranger rumors to appear about the iPad 3 release, is that it won’t be the only iPad released this year. According to DigiTimes report recently released noted that the iPad 3 would be released as rumored in March of 2012. The curveball comes however with their suggestion that the iPad 4 would be released in October of 2012.
The iPad3 of course has been the topic of rumors since the release of the iPad 2. Many Apple fans were disappointed with the iPad 2, and believe Apple could have done more with the release. The iPad 2 of course is slightly thinner then the iPad and comes with a nearly unusable camera. The iPad 3 however is rumored to be a big upgrade and Steve Job’s last big device.
According to DigiTimes the iPad 3 will come with an upgraded battery to help supply the new display with power. That new display is rumored to be a QXGA (1,536×2,048 pixels) screen. This will be a big upgrade over the current iPad 2 and what many Apple fans are asking for. The release of the iPad 3 will also lead to the price drop in the iPad 2. According to the report the basic iPad 2 would then be sold for $399. Honestly we don’t believe that is enough of a drop to do what DigiTimes is suggesting. According to them Apple will lower the price by $100 to attempt to compete with the flood of lower priced devices in the market.
iPad 3 release in March, then the iPad 4?
According to the report the iPad 4 would then be released in October of this year. It would be a more powerful device and be produced to compete with a flood of new Android and Windows devices. Windows 8 is expected to be released later this year which is expected to bring a surge of individuals back to Microsoft. Of course Android devices are also being released, but currently without much success.
We believe that the release of two iPads this year is certainly possible. We however believe if done it would be a split of the product line. A larger high end device would be released as the iPad 3. A then lower end and smaller device would be released to compete with the Amazon Kindle Fire. This device is rumored to be called the iPad Mini. The idea of a device similar to the iPad 3 being released that close doesn’t add up for us here at iPad 3 News.
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