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Report: iPad 3 Coming in 3-4 Months

Report: iPad 3 Coming in 3-4 Months

Although it’s not terribly unexpected, it’s nice to hear that the iPad 3 will likely be available in 3-4 months, according to a Digitimes report.

Digitimes cited sources in the supply chain that have indicated that OEMs have received parts and components to make Apple’s next-gen iPad. At the same time, shipments of iPad 2 components are being reduced.



iPad 2 production should remain plenty robust at 14-15 million units in Q4 2011, but it should dwindle to 4-5 million early next year. Production on the iPad 3 appears to be on track for January, and roughly 9.5-9.8 million of them are expected to roll off the assembly line in Q1 2012.

Of course, this is all speculation based on a number of reports from various sources, but all signs point to a new iPad coming soon--just the thing to chase away the post-holiday blues for those planning to snag one.
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wonder what features will the Ipad3 have to top Ipad 2

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My GF has been looking forward to this. I told her that I'm still anti-apple and couldn't bring myself to purchase it for her though =p

(although I forgot that I did buy her an ipod touch a year ago =/)

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Of course! Best time for new releases of Apple products is AFTER the holiday season. Apple faithful will still buy up the new gear and the rest will have picked up the remaining inventory over the previous holiday season.

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Wow, better put the ipad2 on the market today. I've never seen prices fall so fast for a device as when I was trying to unload my original ipad to upgrade to the 2.

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This is exactly one of the reasons that I don't like apple products (iphone included) Instead of upgrading the item you're forced to purchase an entirely new device. At least with android-os based items, you have a much better chance of the OS being upgraded so you can experience the new features that are being offered.

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This iPad will have the HD screen, better cameras, siri, and maybe a better processor. The big thing on it will be the HD screen, which im sure they will say its the best screen on a tablet in the history of man.

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I would be surprised if Siri is announced for the iPad 3, since i feel people would be more likely to use it on a phone than a tablet. If they do go ahead with the Retina Display that's been rumored (2048x1536 I think), then they'll really need to include a faster CPU/GPU to keep performance high.

Can't wait for the announcement. :) (and no, I'm not an Apple fanboy - but with the Android tablets starting to gain marketshare, Apple can't afford to take a break now.

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It seems like all of the Apple people will predict what'll come of the iPad 3. Personally I'm hoping for an retina display screen and some better cameras; I don't know if they'll upgrade the processor seeing as how the one in the iPad 2 is already hella powerful but people have been wrong before.

Better get those iPad 2's up for sale on eBay.

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Seriously? What's the point of purchasing a tablet when the next one is just 8-10 months away? But I suppose that's the case for any tech product.

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Let the Rumuor Mill rolll.. :-0

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Wonder what new features the iPad 3 is likely too have, anyone have any ideas?

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This is good news for those wanting an iPad2. Apple will try discounting their current inventory but probably not very much. HD screen, better camera, processor.... looking forward to seeing the iPad 3

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I wonder what the price of an original Ipad will be once the 3rd gen gets released... 

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For the first time in the last several years apple has real competitors with the Xoom grabbing the multimedia niche and the transformer the leading seller for android apples market share should be reduced significantly. They finally have some honest to goodness competition and it is this situation that apple thrives in watch for this release to be not as flashy as it could be but the iPad 4 will destroy all competitors. ipad 3 soon to be released will gather the remaining Ipad lovers, but the next gen will re-invent the field.

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I suspect the price of these tablets will be coming down dramatically in the next year or two. They're creating so many of these things everyone will have one soon!

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Almost seems too soon for a new version. How long till people tire of constantly forking over this kind of cash all the time?

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@ CDeeter Till they A. run out of money(which alot of people who own a tablet not just an ipad usually have a decent amount of money). Or B. Till Apple tells them too( which wont happen.)

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Wow didnt expect a new ipad so soon. Dont really want one though but im sure it will continue to push other competitors to match it or best in some way and hopefully maybe drive down prices on other tablets

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