Rumors are not only about shallow Hollywood, or politicians. The tech world also gets lots of rumors roaming around the web. But unlike Hollywood or politics, tech rumors usually mean something new, an improvement, a step towards the future, or it could also mean disappointment.
This is the reason why the rumors and speculations over next generation of iPads the iPad 3 has been gaining momentum over the last few days. Its about what’s next, what to expect, or will it be worth the upgrade? Since the first generation of iPads came out, we have seen tablets from different phone manufacturers not only became slimmer and lighter but also try to beat the iPad with high-end specs. I really don’t want to delve into the design because it’ll just breed a who-copied-who debate. It cannot be denied that the iPad became king of tablets. It became a trendsetter and suddenly everyone wanted a tablet as well.
Samsung and other Android manufactures are in a race to capture the tablet market. Thus it so no surprise that people are eagerly impatient about the next generation of iPads. With all the rumors surrounding its release, which was reported at All Things D to be on March 7, 2012, one thing is very clear, people expect the next iPad to be ahead of its competitions in terms of specs and connectivity (namely LTE).
In an article by iMore, they have claimed that reliable sources have said that the announcement of the next generations of iPad will be on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, and will probably take place Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Also rumored and speculated to be announced or introduced will be a Retina display, which will boost the 9.7 inch display’s screen resolution to 2048 x 1536. Included in the rumored mill, “the iPad 3 will feature a quad-core Apple A6 system-on-a-chip, and possibly 4G LTE networking“.
However, rumors about the number of course the next generation of iPads will run have been conflicting and vague. Some say it will be running on an optimized dual core while other point out to quad-core. If this goes through then the iPad will be the first tablet to boast of a quad-core cpu.
Also thrown out in the rumor mill is Apple pushing LTE into the iPad 3. But then if this pushes through, battery life would become another major concern as it has plague many of the LTE handsets released last year and this year.
Again everything is a rumor. Apple is known to be a game changer. Look at what happened to the mobile and tablet world when Apple released the iPhone and iPad respectively. I have no qualms with Android base tablets, but on the other hand the have no appeal to me. If the iPad 3 does in fact show a very competitive spec sheet when it will be announced, I might probably get one.
So here’s a wrap up of what to expect from the iPad 3.
Announcement: Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Where: San Francisco, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Cpu: Optimized dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, or quad-core
Graphics: improved GPU
Display: Retina display, 9.7 inch, 2048 x 1536
Battery: Bigger Battery
Size: Thicker than iPad 2
Well that seems to wrap it up for now. Give me your thoughts on the following.