iPhone 5, iPad 3 Set for October Launch?
We've said before that the iPad 2 was more of a stopgap, intermediate iPad, and that the iPad 3 would be the one that iPad 1 owners should wait for. DigiTimes' report is short on details about the iPad 3, but previously it's been speculated that the iPad 3 would have a "retina display."
However, DigiTimes indicates that the iPad 3 will have a 250ppi display, short of the iPhone 4's retina display, which is 326ppi, and short of the magic 300ppi number Apple CEO Steve Jobs used for the term, which has been called "marketing puffery."
If he wants to call it a retina display-based iPad, he's going to have to readjust his "sights."
It's still unclear if the iPhone will be an iPhone 4S, minimally changed externally, or an iPhone 5, with many changes. Interestingly, this week was the four-year anniversary of the original iPhone's initial sales date, while the iPhone 4, the most recent model, went on sale more than a year ago on June 24, 2010.