iPad 3, iPad 3, what on earth is the release date of this iOS device! Well, don’t worry much about this. Now all rumors on the street about the iPad 3 release date are much more inclined to some day in March (weeks ago, the release date of iPad 3 is believed to be Steve Jobs’ February 24th Birthday,) even some believes that there will be an iPad 4 in October, which is originally reported by DigiTimes, an Asian supply chain watcher.
According the report, the next generation iPad, say, iPad 3, will has a QXGA display with 1,536 x 2,048 pixel (some might be very disappointed that the iPad 3 hasn’t a retina display), and the battery life will be improved just like many repots have posted. What’s unattractive is that most of hardware specifications won’t be changed in large scale. And things might be better is that iPad 2 will get a price cut to $399 due to the release of iPad 3 in March (current price of iPad 2 is $499).
Well, iPad 4, also claimed by DigiTimes, will be a 9.7-inch version and be launched in October with some “killer apps” – quite short time from the release iPad 3 if the rumor is true. Let’s think more about the report.
First of all, the device size. Actually an old post also published by DigiTimes in December said the new generation iPad will be a 7.85-inch device. (The current version of iPad is a 9.7-inch one. ) To be frank, iPad wins in the tablet world never because of its size but its system and apps. And numerous fans and experts all over the world even think that if iPad 3 only has large size change but little changes in other specifications, iPad will lose its throne.
Then the release date of iPad 4 and the apps. If iPad 3 will get little changes in hardware, followed iPad 4 with great updates in apps (maybe in system?) – as we all know, the current iOS system, iOS 5 released in October, 2011, has amazed millions with its dazzling features, it’s really an adorable idea to have iPad 4 with new “killer applications”, isn’t it?
What’s more, 9to5mac.com also published a post about the improvement of iPad 3: “a much improved camera system with a FaceTime HD camera on the front, and backside camera comparably to the lens on iPhone 4S and 4.” (source from the tweeter of Jeremy Horwitz of iLounge ).