We could be about to enter the silly season as we get nearer to the proposed release of the next version of the iPad. We are now getting a steady stream of speculation and rumors about what the tablet PCs specs may bring, and when they will be available. This is continuing with reports of two new iPads being released this year with Android targeted with the initial iPad 3 release.
Fresh rumors are claiming that Apple will release the iPad 3 this coming march with a fourth generation becoming available in October. A report is claiming that a new model with a Retina display will first come in March, and then later in the year the company will release a high-end device with “killer applications”.
It is being claimed that Apple has decided to release a fourth generation iPad quickly after the iPad 3 because of the rumored Google Nexus tablet. The so called iPad 4 will have highly upgraded hardware with integrated applications, which will help it compete with the numerous high spec Android tablets due in the fourth quarter.
We have heard before about the possibility of two devices being released early this year with one being a cheaper version of the iPad 2, which would reportedly come with a new model. These latest rumors have to be taken with a pinch of salt though, as it is very unlike Apple to release two models of the same product in the same year.
But if true the first release could be a budget model to take on Android and the recently released Kindle Fire, and the later model being the higher spec version of the iPad. Apple has certainly built its success on all the rumors and hype that is created about its products, and makes you wonder if the company drip feeds information to build it up even more leading up to a new release.
Apple may just simply release a new model with an improved display and processor, and reduce the price of the current model. The company often does this with its products with older models as the cost of sourcing components falls, which is then passed on to the consumer.
Would it surprise you if Apple released two new versions of the iPad this year?