Bloomberg reported that the new gen iPad will feature a higher-resolution display, Retina probably, a quad-core processor and is expected to go on sale in March.
The companys 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 are not public. The tablet will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications, two of the people said.
» Rumor: iPad 3 Will Have High-Def Screen & Will Go On Sale In March
A tipster of 9to5mac “Sonny Dickson” was looking through the iOS 5.1 beta 3 settings application on the iPad and discovered a new section in the keyboard menu called “About Privacy and Dictation” as you can see in the picture above “click here for the full picture“. » Apple Working On Siri Dictation For The iPad?
9to5mac reported that they found proof in iOS 5.1 Beta versions of upcoming Quad-Core Chips. “The references to quad-core iPhone and iPad chips come by way of a hidden panel that describes cores that are supported by iOS device hardware. The updated core management software includes an option of “/cores/core.3″, and this represents a fourth available processing core…” » iOS 5.1 Beta Reveals Evidence Of Quad-Core Chips
Jeremy Horwitz from iLounge tweeted multiple details from sources regarding the next iPad. The front camera will reportedly become a FaceTime HD camera and the back camera is supposedly in line with either the iPhone 4 or 4S. 9to5mac heard that Apple was prototyping next-generation iPads with eight megapixel sensors during the last summer, so it probably will be a 5 or 8 megapixel camera. And is rumored to contain a Retina Display. » Rumor: iPad 3 Will Include A FaceTime HD Camera A Improved Back Camera A Retina Display And More
MacRumors points us to a Korean forum with a photo claimed to be an image of the upcoming iPad 3 Display panel. Macrumors said the top image represents the current iPad 2 screen, while the bottom image is the supposed iPad 3 display. Both are 9.7″ in diagonal, but the bottom screen has a different configuration for the attached cabling. » iPad 3 Retina Display Part Appears On Korean Forum
Digitimes reported that the “battery capacity for the high-end version of Apples new iPad – due to be unveiled in January 2012 – will be increased to 14,000mAH compared to 6,500mAH used currently, according to industry sources.” According to their sources Apple will also unveil two versions of its next-generation tablet, one for the high-end segment and one for the mid-range segment. » Next Gen iPad Double Battery High MegaPixel Camera & Two Models
CydiaBlog posted something interesting they found on the TVC Mall website. They found parts for the iPad 3 which is rumored to be released in the first months of 2012. In the picture above you can see a replacement part for the microphone on the iPad 3, and it is interesting to see that there are some pretty major changes compared to the iPad 2 microphone part. “The new part, when compared with iPad 2, shows a different arrangement in internal circuitry, hinting a major re-design. The tail end of the part makes a “U-turn”, whereas the iPad 2s Microphone Mic Flex Cable makes almost 90-degree turn both ways. Except for few details, the leaked part so far doesn’t offer a tantalizing tease.”
» New iPad 3 Replacement Parts Hints Major Redesign