Finally after many rounds of rumors we have something significant in our hand. iPad 3, the next generation iPad from Apple has already entered production stage with Foxconn Factories running 24 hours to prepare for a March launch.
Although, there hasn’t been any announcement from Apple, but Bloomberg, a very genuine source have reported that “three people familiar with the product” have claimed the device being in the production stage.
From Bloomberg :
The company’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The tablet will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications, two of the people said.
We do not even know what the new device will be named as Apple hasn’t announced it officially but Bloomberg have from their source even attained a configuration for the new tablet. The next gen iPad will feature :
- A Quad-Core CPU (as opposed to the dual-core A5 found in iPad 2)
- A “high-def” screen
- Support for LTE (4G)
From Bloomberg :
The new display is capable of greater resolution than the current iPad, with more pixels on its screen than some high- definition televisions, the person said. The pixels are small enough to make the images look like printed material, according to the person. Videos begin playing almost instantly because of the additional graphics processing, the person said.
The report claims a High-Def screen and not the Retina display and hence is abit confusing about what is Apple is planning to do with the display and the quality of the resolution.
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