Rumor: iPad 3 coming in early 2012?

Apple's best selling iPad tablet has already taken out one big competitor, as HP announced earlier this week it was dumping its new HP TouchPad device. Now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is now working with its various parts suppliers to ramp up production of the third version of the iPad. According to the article, Apple is now looking to launch the iPad 3 sometime in early 2012.

The next iPad is expected to have a much higher resolution display than the current version of the tablet. While the iPad 2 has a resolution of just 1024 by 768, the story claims that the iPad 3 is aiming for a 2048 by 1536 resolution. The iPad 3 will reportedly keep the 9.7 inch screen, which has been the size of the previous two tablets. Other rumors that have appeared on the net in the pace suggest the next iPad will have a quad-core processor versus the dual-core that's in the the current iPad 2. One source said that Apple is planning to order parts that will be used to produce up to 1.5 million iPad 3 tablets in the fourth quarter ahead of the early 2012 launch.

Just a few weeks ago, there were lots of rumors that Apple might surprise the industry and launch the next version of the iPad 3 by the end of 2011. However, a report from Digitimes a few days ago put those rumors to rest, claiming that Apple was unable to get enough of the higher resolution screens from its suppliers.

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i am just happy and contempt with my new ipad2 3g. if they could improve on the processor speed and possibly make it 4g ready i may possible buy another one. i sure would like it if they can make my present 3g upgradable to 4g i would certainly be happy.

Quad core is likely. 2048 x 1536 I'd think would be unlikely. 2048 x 1536 TVs and monitors are not widely available even yet. Also, that resolution on such a small screen would result in icons that are too small. If anything they will use a lower resolution on the screen itself but support a higher resolution through video out via thunderbolt or displayport but use the extra horsepower allotted by a faster processor and improved graphics chip to further gain market share from people who would otherwise purchase a Nintendo or Sony handheld gaming console. Further pushing the iPad into the realm of gaming consoles.

Probably 3mm thicker and some "New App" that makes you buy more things from them on this new revolutionary design.
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It would be interesting to see what percentage of the posts in last 2 months had either "iphone" or "ipad" in their titles......

It comes out as really stupid because 99% of the times they are not even talking about something certain.....!

ahhell said,
"2048 by 1536 resolution"
WTF?

What is the point of that on a 10" touchpad?


so we computer users can get 24" 2048*1536 cheap? or in that area xD

ahhell said,
"2048 by 1536 resolution"
WTF?

What is the point of that on a 10" touchpad?


so that you can throw birds and kill pigs in all their hi-resolution glory.

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,
ok serisouly, do we need an iPad or iPhone rumor per day? this is getting a little ridicilous

YES !

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,
ok serisouly, do we need an iPad or iPhone rumor per day? this is getting a little ridicilous

This. How is it a rumor a new iPad will be out early next year? It's pretty much expected.

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,
ok serisouly, do we need an iPad or iPhone rumor per day? this is getting a little ridicilous

Gotta keep the hype up.

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,
ok serisouly, do we need an iPad or iPhone rumor per day? this is getting a little ridicilous
Yes, I agree, but I wouldn't mind any Windows 8 rumours and speculations.

Stewart Gilligan Griffin said,
ok serisouly, do we need an iPad or iPhone rumor per day? this is getting a little ridicilous
Duh.. It's John, he mainly posts this stuff. Almost nobody want to read it though.

FMH said,
Yes, I agree, but I wouldn't mind any Windows 8 rumours and speculations.

they are not so much speculations when people find things in the code or when microsoft does an announcement.. this are based completely on rumors

FMH said,
Yes, I agree, but I wouldn't mind any Windows 8 rumours and speculations.

they are not so much speculations when people find things in the code or when microsoft does an announcement.. this are based completely on rumors

Jan said,

This. How is it a rumor a new iPad will be out early next year? It's pretty much expected.


You mean the same way it was "expected" to be out late this year?