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iPad 3 said to have upgrades to screen, camera and FaceTime

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iPad 3 said to have upgrades to screen, camera and FaceTime
We were really tempted to add the "Obvious alert" tag to the title of this article, but because it has actual specifics related to some of the upgrades as well as another clue to the pricing structure for the iPad line, we decided against it. Of course, the obvious news of it is that the iPad 3 will have upgrades! That's not so surprising, it's what the upgrades will be that we care about.

Jeremy Horwitz from iLounge has been on the Twitter machine and has a few ideas about what the iPad 3 will include. The least likely of all of Jeremy's predictions is in the idea that the iPad 3 will have a "Retina Display". We've talked about this before, but the term keeps getting tossed around incorrectly, and it's something of a pet peeve of ours. The rumors have consistently held that the iPad 3 will have the same 9.7" display, but with a 2048x1536 resolution. That only adds up to 264 pixels per inch, which does not meet the "Retina Display" criteria.

The more believable bits of info from Jeremy Horwitz are to do with the cameras on the tablet. Horwitz says that the iPad 3 will feature the same 8 MP camera that we've seen on the iPhone 4S, as well as a front-facing camera capable of HD video, which means it would be a minimum of 1.3 MP. To go along with this front camera, Horwitz believes that Apple will also release FaceTime HD. More importantly though (since FaceTime still doesn't see much use) would be the video quality bump for Skype users on the iPad.

Additionally, Horwitz expects the iPad 3 to launch in March at $499, which seems about right. And, the theory continues to be that Apple will keep the iPad 2 on sale, but drop the price to $399, and possibly even $299, if there is an 8 GB model introduced.

source: Jeremy Horwitz via BGR

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posted on 05 Jan 2012, 19:28 4

1. berniecalo (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

Aaaannnnddddd here we go!

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 19:43 2

2. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

The retina display is what I want for the ipad3. If the only upgrade is the camera, I'm sticking with my ipad2.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 20:38 5

4. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

The iPad 3 is supposed to arrive with the A6 chip as well as better battery technology.

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 19:54 4

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 25100; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

The hell with that. What will the new iPhone look/be like?

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 22:42 1

5. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 2011)

It should be $399 at launch that would blow everyones mind and make all other tabs change their shorts oh and Siri should be on it too and the A6

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:38

8. kainy (Posts: 165; Member since: 10 Aug 2011)

One can only wish... :)

posted on 05 Jan 2012, 23:31 1

6. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 527; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)

Thank you Apple!

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:34

7. bbblader (Posts: 590; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

here we go with the ''innovation''

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 00:45

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

I will only get one if Obama gets one...

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 01:07 1

10. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I'm I the only getting sick and tired of Apple rumours?
It's the same thing every year. Every Tom d**k and Harry has some rumour or clue that never comes true!
You can call it Apple fatigue.
I still have my iPhone4. If the 5 is a disappointment I'll move to Android.
The iPad2 is a good device, but I'll hang on to it until something like the Transformer Prime comes out with Windows 8. Hopefully the device will have more business functionality added to it plus a unified experience. The iPad just doesn't perform well in that environment at the moment. (believe me I've tried to make it work!!)
Android is out of the question until it starts supporting VPN.

posted on 06 Jan 2012, 01:08

11. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

* Am I..

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