If everything goes well we are set to get fresh iPad experience next year. Apple iPad 3 and iPad Mini release is expected soon with new specs
The yearend is very close. So is the era of iPad 2. Internet rumor machines have started to produce prophecies over the arrival of the next iPad version, possibly an iPad 3. Along with the iPad 3 rumors, we recently have some rumors over the arrival of a new mid range iPad with a 7.85-inch display for late next year. Well, Apple is finally to hop into the crazy small tablet market with an outstanding iPad Mini.
Reports suggest that the new iPad 3 will get a completely new design. However, there is no clue from the side of Apple on the upcoming iPads. As per the company’s tradition, we won’t have any such clues until the device is announced in a press meet in its headquarters in Cupertino. Anyway, here we go through the features the new iPad 3 and iPad Mini are rumored to have.
What should be the iPad 3?
Apple’s next iPad tablet upgrade will probably be an iPad 3. It is because the company’s current model is named iPad 2. Many new capabilities and features are expected to land on the new iPad. As per some sources, the new iPad will have an entirely fresh shape and design. TVC-Mall, a Chinese parts retailer has posted a video that indicates some possible changes on iPad 3. According to Cydia Blog’s Mike, the video shows the new iPad will have a major re-design.
“The tail end of the part makes a “U-turn”, whereas the iPad 2′s 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,” writes Mr. Mike on the jailbreak blog explaining the video posted by the Chinese retailer. It simply means we are to get a totally overhauled iPad version next year.
There is further chance that the new iPad will have some radical innards modifications too. It is a time Android tablets are getting NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processors. So, Apple may unlikely wait to integrate a quad core processor in its new iPad. Indeed, only an iPad with quad core processor can take on Android products like Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and many other pending tablets including the upgrade to Galaxy Tab 10.1.
What should be a Mini iPad?
Taiwanese technology blog DigiTimes has come up with a hot rumor over a new small size iPad from Apple. Claiming to have received from some reliable sources, the tech blog has reported that there will be a 7.85-inch mini iPad from Apple by the end of 2012. The Cupertino technology giant has made contracts with LG Display and AU Optronics (AUO) for 7.85-inch panels, the site reported.
In order to get along with the growing mid size tablet market, there is better chance Apple will bring out a 7-inch iPad edition. Of course, Apple’s former CEO Steve Jobs had denied the chance of a 7-inch iPad saying it is too small for software development. But in the new scenario, especially after the success of Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple might have changed their mind.
Once realized, iPad mini will be available for grabs for a price between $300 and $400, thus Apple can distract people from Kindle Fire, which is revolutionarily priced at $199. The tech world is abuzz with the rumor of Apple’s possible plan to launch a small iPad version. Indeed, the tech world will welcome such a product, because it can make the 7-inch tablet market far more vigorous.
See below what DigiTimes reports of the upcoming iPad mini,
“However, in order to cope with increasing market competition including the 7-inch Kindle Fire from Amazon and the launch of large-size smartphones from handset vendors, Apple has been persuaded into the development of 7.85-inch iPads, the sources indicated.”
Apple iPad sits pretty well in the tablet market. As per DigiTimes, more than 60 million tablets are already sold out across the world, in which 70 percent are Apple iPads. It clearly indicates the extent of penetration iPad has made into the global tablet markets. Of course, we can expect some brilliant products and upgrades from the iPad maker now for coming years.