Recently we heard some rumors saying that Apple is preparing to adopt AMOLED panel or Full HD resolution support into the next generation of iPad. Apple reportedly will launch its iPad 3 in the third quarter of 2011. As some problems of iPad 2 have been addressed, some people speculated that iPad 3 should be released sooner to solve those problems.
However, component makers of iPad pointed out that the iPad 3 rumor may just be wishful thinking and misreporting. This was reported by Yenting Chen and Joseph Tsai for DigiTimes.
“Sources from touch panel makers pointed out that Apple recently released its latest tablet PC plan and is asking the panel makers to provide products that are capable to support higher image quality than the current iPad 2 and Apple may even choose AMOLED panel or panel that support Full HD standard to accomplish the plan,” Chen and Tsai report. “However, since the project is still at the initial planning stage, the actual products are unlikely to appear in 2011.”
Therefore, we can only expect that the iPad 3 would be released in around March 2012.
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So, there is already a rumor about iPad 3. It shows that the Apple really best on rumor marketing. :D
lol, I am also surprised a lot. It is unbelievable that iPad 2 just released for 2 months and Apple’s marketing department already started promoting for the next version. We couldn’t see that early rumors on any other devices. That explains why people always expect their product releases.
Btw, are you abandoning your blog Letupdate?
Until Jobs resolves the issues with Adobe and gets these iPads to play Flash, its a deal breaker for me since I would be using it primarily to view websites, which use Flash.
Hk Junkie says
I don’t care about flash… its not a flash player for me. Idiotic website designs that require the use of a 3rd party plug-in to be usable are not sites I visit more than once. There is no reason to design a website without an option that uses just standard web browser functionality like html and svg.
So for me its all about when will I buy my first iPad. The lack of a schedule just keeps me sitting on the fence, Apple. If you would commit to a date and say it, then I could decide if I wanted an IPad now or will wait for the next version (IE still hoping for a decent HD videoconferencing camera in it).