Apple iPad 3: Release Date coming in 2011?

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We haven’t even heard official details on the second generation iPad tablet device yet, but we have some strong rumors which suggest that Apple are planning to release a THIRD version of the iPad before the end of the year.

According to Apple Insider, the news has surfaced from John Gruber at Daring Fireball. For those of you who don’t know, the guy has a proven track record in spilling the beans on forthing Apple products, and he’s back with the first information on the iPad 3.

He thinks that the iPad 2 will release sometime in March, with the iPad 3 following it with a release possibly in September. Specific features are unknown yet, but it could end up being the premium version with distinct advantages over the iPad 2. Gruber thinks that the iPad 3 will be announced at Apple’s annual iPod event, and that it will be running iOS 5.1 – the same software which the next generation iPod will run on too.

What do you make of this information overload from Gruber? Do you honestly think that Apple will release yet another iPad a few months after releasing the iPad 2. It seems rather crazy when you think about it, but we’re not one to doubt John Gruber.

If the iPad 3 does come out around the September period, then it is very likely that we’ll see it go head-to-head with the recently announced HP Touchpad device, which packs an industry leading 1.2Ghz dual core processor. We’ll keep you updated on this story.

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  • Davie

    mmmmmm makes sense but could they be that cruel?

  • kyle

    im really scared i have saved enough money for ipad 2 but now im scared to get it cuz of this :( wat should i do ?

  • CapriceLynx

    it would be nice if iPad3 was the size of the current iPad minus the inch and a half dark border all around the screen. making almost the whole screen size the iPad bringing the view to all borders almost with only 1/3 dark frame all around it with a sm 1/8pm.border on outside. The ability to use the AirFlash equipment ( with the wifi)(and such) bluetooth update capabilities. ITeleport apps for iPad to connect up directly thru iPad to apps frame set up
    To any computer BestBuy Apple own, friends while privacy is protected for iPad owner user….Fingerprint ID on
    IPad yet they have fingerprint tape with others fingerprints on them yet those are difficult to get! Integrating ORIGINAL iPad (will be a classic) and the other iPads out and to come….

  • CapriceLynx

    OOps the iPad3 that was AirStash with(wifi) equipment to go with IPad3?..connect all iPads to central iTeleport
    System app to own or company relay system station computers privacy investment assured etc…

  • Anonymous

    I have read elsewhere that the ipad 3 release date will be in 2012 :(

  • Anonymous

    I have read elsewhere that the ipad 3 release date will be in 2012 :(

  • Anonymous

    I have read elsewhere that the ipad 3 release date will be in 2012 :(