Refreshed third gen Apple iPad with lightning adapter part of next week's event?

Refreshed third gen Apple iPad with lightning adapter part of next week's event?
The SKUs show a refreshed third iteration of the Apple iPad

The SKUs show a refreshed third iteration of the Apple iPad

The other day, there was some speculation that besides introducing the Apple iPad mini at its October 23rd event, a 'refreshed' version of the third generation Apple iPad would be revealed. That seems more than just a possibility according to 9to5Mac which obtained a list of SKU numbers for the new tablets to be introduced on the 23rd. Half of the Apple iPads listed are the mini variety, while the remaining half are the refreshed full-sized models.

According to the tipsters, the 'refreshed' iPads would be equipped with the new lightning adapter and there is talk that they would be powered by the A6 chip that runs the Apple iPhone 5. When we told you about the possibility of a 'refreshed' model earlier, we mentioned that it would include LTE support for the U.K's newly launched 4G LTE network. The word now is that there will be global LTE support on the revised unit.

This wouldn't be the first time that Apple has revised the Apple iPad in the middle of its shelf life. This past May, Apple replaced the 45nm A5 chip on the Apple iPad 2 with the upgraded 32nm A5 and added 2 hours of battery life to the device.

source: 9to5Mac via Gizmodo

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54 Comments

1. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Told you Apple just sells the same stuff over and over and calls it new.

8. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

its just a way of pudshing things down people's throats regardless of whether the technology is useful or liked by the people. typical apple monopoly

14. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

The iphone is a prime examle...still trying to figure out who is buying those new 300 dollar ipods...notice the only size they only come in. That is the front to demand 299...

39. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

The $299 price tag for an iPod is insane and what's even worse is their selling the 2 year old old iPod touch for $200. Talk about greed.

41. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple isn't forcing you to buy it.

45. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

They are ripping of their costumers and using marketing to make them think the product is better than it is.

46. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

true but at this point if the customer is gonna blindly believe apple and eat up everything they say then the customer is willingly participating. ''Mxyzptlk'' is a perfect example of a devoted apple troll to the point of creepy. he believes apple's his damn god or summit everything they do is right and perfect blah blah blah

51. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

*customers my bad btw we can all admit the lightning connector is all about forcing the consumer to buy new Apple accessories.

47. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

You seem to have a Problem with that? Go buy samsung made of recycled plastic.

2. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

So those who bought the new ipad before...Their fault is they bought it at the first time?

3. Seymur unregistered

Yes. Should've bought another tablet.

4. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

its Apple The change everything again!

5. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

wut?!?!?! bought for my mom 3 weeks ago

28. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

LMAO. Should've known better.

6. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

well, there's a big chance they'll update the dock port to lightning, but A6 processor is still a bit impossible. apple might want to us A?X in the future for iPad's processor like A5X

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Its the new ipad$. People with the current new ipad are so gonna have to upgrade and get this new ipad$,along with the ipad mini of course! Happy days

9. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

With apple swift, the ipad can kick surface rts ass!!!

15. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

such a fanboy

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

He is, or is this Darkjedi? Na he dosen°t comment like that!®©

23. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Apple swift (A6) processor is faster than tegra 3 (rumored for surface). Surface RT doesn't have any advantages over ipad. 1) ms office RT- ipad has iWork which is more intuitive and has iCloud device sync 2) Windows RT is mostly closed source( done some research) and can run only windows store apps 3) file browser- we don't need one. We have iBooks for PDFs, iWork for storing ppts, word documents and excel sheets, we have a videos app for all our movies. We can download free movies (itabmovies) as well as paid full HD movies from iTunes. I request the readers of this website not be overly impressed just because Microsoft gives you that ugly windows 7 desktop that they give you with laptops along with the live tile interface. Oh and don't be impressed by those weird tricky gestures that they give you- it complicates life and simple and easy gestures are available on the ipad. Only surface pro can give ipad serious competition.

29. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

As sad and fascinating as that is, LMAO @ paying to buy the same damn thing over and over and over and over again. You do understand that's the definition of insanity right? You people keep buying the same damn thing and expecting something new or different.

31. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

There are always new and different things

33. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yes there are and you decide to buy the same thing over and over. strip away the apple logo and trend that you have to have an apple to be 'cool' and the ipad isnt up to scratch, there nothing new or revolutionary. its the same thing over and over with a few minor updates besides if you rely on a product to be accepted for a start thats sad.

42. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Think four times before you say MINOR UPDATES. Because they are not minor. Just because you are a disappointed customer that does not mean you make up stuff.

43. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yeah its minor updates, where's the radical change the evolution. there's none its almost identical to when it was first released. a disappointed customer? nope im happy with what ive got thanks, have my phone and tablet that can do everything i need. you do know your just another obsessed apple fan that cry's when anything negative is said against them

52. TheDarkKnight

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

They are not identical. I think you are overreacting. You think your're android device is inferior and so you are trying to prove that apple products never change. That's not true. So shutup android fanboy!

53. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

No mate your the only one here blindly trying to defend your precious apple, ohh and my Nokia 808 isn't inferior neither is my archos 101 250gb. But like every apple deluded fan boy you think only those who like android don't buy into apples overpriced crap. I'm not an android fan boy dumb ass Go back to your precious apple store and look at all the identical crap

34. loli5

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I think you meant to say " There are always new and different ways to sell people an ipod in different sizes without actually adding any value. LOL ios, I have seen the light and have bought my last resized ipod. Thank you, loli5, for changing the way I see the world."

48. maier9900

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

**** *** !!!

22. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

baa baa baa

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