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iPad 3 to Possibly Launch in Early 2012

iPad 3 to Possibly Launch in Early 2012

While it has been previously reported that the iPad 3 could be launching this October, new evidence suggest a release in early 2012.

The evidence comes largely from Apple's interactions with suppliers: the company has been noted as having set delivery dates for the components of the new iPad and has begun to place orders for 1.5 million iPad 3s to be produced in the fourth quarter of 2011.

One of the big points is related to the iPad 3's new hi-res display, which is rumored to have been upgraded to 2048x1536 from the previous iPad's 1024x768. Evidence of this higher resolution was found three months ago hidden within iOS 5, indicating that Apple intends to increase the iPad's resolution. Suppliers have already mentioned that Apple has placed orders for a 9.7-inch device, and that they have already shipped small quantities for the sampling of the iPad 3.



WIth Apple sitting pretty at the top of the technology heap, it's no surprise that the iPad 3 may not be too far away. In the fiscal third quarter alone Apple sold 9.3 million iPads, nearly triple the sales from a year earlier. Together with iPhone sales and Apple's other devices, the company has become the most valuable in the world, and is sure to continue its near-yearly device release cycle.
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Large number of front page items "A" related. Marco, Dave, and Iyaz are terrific. Tried making this my primary tech site for a couple of weeks, but no longer. Not that realneil will miss me.

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@ pdjblum Apple news is still tech news and HotHardware does not discriminate. Unfortunately there is not a lot going on currently in the PC world. In a couple of months I think we will be back to having tons of PC news.

iPad 3... I wonder how many current iPad owners will be trading up. I don't really understand how the same product gets sold to existing owners over and over again.

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You answered it yourself- "trading up". It isn't the same product.

A lot of people want the latest and greatest. Those who don't will find a thriving second-hand market with heavy discounts.

This applies to non-apple products as well, I know people who update their cell-phones, computers, cars regularly.

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I think the main reason for upgrading to the ipad2 was the camera for face time/skype. I'm not sure if as many Ipad2 users will upgrade to an ipad3. However I do see many of the ipad1 users upgrading to the ipad3 when it comes out. I also see Apple being d-bags and phasing out older ipads like they do with older phones, you have to upgrade to the newest device or you can't upgrade software, etc. How many ipads have they sold to date? Can they expect to continue at that rate of growth or have they peaked with sales because most of their target market has an ipad1 or 2?

@realneil I was just giving you a hard time in the other post, it's a great gift from your daughter.

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Drake_McNasty:
@realneil I was just giving you a hard time in the other post, it's a great gift from your daughter.

I know you were just kidding around. Others took offense somehow and it didn't make any sense to me.

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Miss Who?

As I see it these things cost way too much to arbitrarily replace when the newest one appears. It could turn into a viscous cycle of buy and replace every year that just doesn't make sense to me. (and perfect sense to Apple Corporation) The one that I have seems well built to me, and as long as I don't drop it or lose it, I think that it will last for a long time.

 

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