More news regarding iPad 3 as Bloomberg has revealed that the next generation iPad 3 has moved into production with an expected March 2012 release date. The Bloomberg article also claimed the new iPad will feature a higher-resolution display, we are thinking Retina, and a quad-core processor. The quad-core processor lets you quickly switch between iPad apps.
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. Continue reading
Has iPad 3 production already begun? According to Macotakara Japanese website is reporting that their source revealed that manufacturers Foxconn Electronics and Pegatron Technology have pushed the button to begin production of the iPad 3 for an early-March launch. Some believe this could be announced on February 24th, in honor of Steve Jobs birthday.
The report from this Japanese blog is based on unnamed Chinese sources. In the report they’ve described the new iPad 3 as identical to the iPad 2 but with many new internal features. There is a possibility of an overall thinner form factor if Apple chooses to use the new Gorilla 2 glass from Corning. Some of the rumored features might be in shape of the dock connector and location of the two built-in cameras. If the form factor stays the same then you’ll still be able to use your Smart Cover on the iPad 3. Some form fitting cases may not work, however, as the device is slightly thinner. Continue reading