New iPad 3 parts leak hints at high-resolution Sharp display, coming first week of March in San Francisco
Now these parts received a thorough examination and some close-up shots, revealing that the external design won't differ from the current iPad 2 much, no matter the internal changes.
The more interesting leak, however, is a new shot, courtesy of the Japanese from Macrotakara, which is said to expose a controller attached to the iPad 3's rumored high-resolution display.
labeled Sharp, which coincides with the sayings that the Japanese are one of the iPad 3 display suppliers, and resolution is allegedly double the current iPad 2 one, at 2048x1536 pixels. We won't be calling it a Retina Display, since this resolution on the same 9.7" size translates to about 260ppi pixel density, rather than what we have on the last two iPhones, or the iPod touch.
Meanwhile, the March announcement has been confirmed by insiders, who claimed that the next iPad will be announced the first week of March during the usual for such occasions annual show at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Availability afterwards is not known yet, but it shouldn't be much longer, judging from Apple's previous releases.
source: CultofMac, Macotakara & AllThingsD
1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Apple kept it newer products the same size and shape to keep accessories owner happy and keep buying Apple products.
11. -box- (Posts: 3879; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
The iphone4S has its buttons on the side in different places, requiring different cases from the iphone4.
Cables and ports are constantly being changed between generations as well.
In summary, you're wrong about keeping accessories' owners happy, but right about trying to make them continue to buy apple products
3. imkyle (Posts: 1023; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I used a cable from my 2006 iPod nano on my iPhone 4 when I had it. It is good that the cables ect work with a wide variety of products.
4. manuell3g (Posts: 66; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)
I dnt mind if its a quadcore or dualcore.all i need is a better camera and better video recording.they should work on ios 5.0.1 too cos its buggy and apps crash like crazy on it too....facebook app is a mess,safari sometimes laggs and the keyboard sometimes dont keep up with your fingers. I know some people will blame it on my ipad2 but this is a fact,ios 5.0.1 is buggy period.
5. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Could it be? An iDevice user that admits iOS isn't perfect?
Anyway, back on topic, I'm seriously wondering, how do you guys do work on an iPad? Like real Microsoft Word work and how the file transfers/getting it in your computer's file system go about considering everything has to go thru iTunes...
6. irvinkeith (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
iOS def has room for improvement....
but i'm able to do my school work on my iPad 2, like type papers and stuff. The "Docs To Go" app helps out alot with that.
9. theoak (Posts: 322; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
My XP based PC without iTunes installed can transfer pictures without issues.
I agree though ... iOS is NOT perfect. But it is hugely supported which adds to the longevity of the products that use it.
7. theoak (Posts: 322; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
I am hoping for a micro USB connection.
I know Europe is pushing for universal chargers for phones and everyone agreed on micro USB.
Hopefully the iPad 3 will have it.
8. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
I just hope they use stronger Krazy iGlue this time.
12. AndresJ (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
I liked the where the article said no design change. Was someone expecting one? Clearly 2'nds design didn't change, why should this one. People like the design so what there is to change.