The Ultimate iPad 3 Rumor Roundup
We just want to create a dedicated page for the iPad 3 rumor roundup, since it has been already in the circulations of rumors and wild imaginations. So basically this page is for iPad 3 predictions which includes full specifications drilling down to chips, camera, design and display including the release date the new magical device could hit the shelves officially. We got the ultimate list of iPad 3 rumors after the cut, check it out!
Retina Display for iPad 3
The Retina display was drool-over feature that many wants to be packed on iPad 2, however, that doesn’t happen and the future tells that it could be a perfect highlight for iPad 3.
iPad 2 Plus instead of iPad 3
An analyst claims that “iPad 2 Plus” rather than iPad 3 is much possible since it won’t go out of the line, accordingly with supply chain sources tipping an improved display (250-300 ppi as opposed to the current 132 ppi).
Dual-core or Quadcore processor for iPad 3
A5 processor with PowerVR SGX543MP2 graphics could be the closes processor within the line if the iPad 3 will be release this summer, else if not, the A6 processor could be housed on the iPad 3 as quad-core designs will be rolling out on ARM partners planned late this year.
iPad 3 could feature NFC chip
iPhone 5 could packed the NFC chip that are intended to easily control nearby Macs, and if you’ll be looking closely the iPad 3 could also feature that functionality.
iPad 3 could boasts a Thunderbolt port
Apple have been in years relying in their own standard port, however this time they have already introduced Thunderbolt port for their new Macbook Pro and looking forward, the iPad 3 could also feat that high-speed connector.
iPad might include SD slot and more storage
More storage, that as time goes by as the storage hardware’s price and development move forward, a 128GB flavored iPad 3 isn’t impossible. The route of having an SD slot too is plausible as many have already expect it on iPad 2 and the mere fact that having a adapter for the camera isn’t convenient at all.
iPad 3 specification could include a better camera
As you figure out, iPhone 5 could feature 8MP camera from Sony, and could be iPad 3, else an upgrade of camera sensor using the current iPhone 4 have is a plausible one.
iPad 3 could feature a carbon fibre case
“Apple has hired a carbon fibre expert, senior composites engineer Kevin Kenney, fuelling speculation that the next iPad could be encased in the lightweight material.” On this one, price might be stiff so we get this one for those custom iPad makers, luxury version.
There could be more than one iPad 3
New code files were found for USB devices in the iOS 5 firmware, TUAW found references to an iPad3,1 and an iPad 3,2.
iPad 3 price might be higher than the iPad 2
Generally, when a new device comes out on Apple factory, expect a price-cut, yes, iPad 2 might have slashed price.
iPad 3 release date
If John Gruber will be correct on his predictions, Apple could be launching new iPad every six months and we should be finger-tapping on it for its September release which is inside Reuters reports that the new iPad 3 will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.