iPad 3 Specs & New Release Date: Retina Display “Wishful Thinking”

Even before Apple’s iPad 2 officially released just a month ago, there were already rumors flying around about a possible next generation or iPad 3 tablet coming out towards the end of this year. Apple fans we know have at times been in a dilema as to whether they should purchase the iPad 2 or wait a little longer to see if again, specifications would change.

Just in the last few days the rumor mill has been moving again, with news that the iPad 3 and iPhone 5 may include carbon fiber casings making the devices lighter when holding. Along with this Debbie here at OSM spoke about what some of you are hoping to see if and when the tablet does finally surface. One such highly sought after feature is that of the iPad 3 including a new better improved display, something like the Retina Display currently being used on the iPhone 4.

In contrast to this, Alan over at PR News via Digitimes, has pointed out that in fact the iPad 3 will not be released this year and secondly it will not include a Retina Display. This comes as Digitimes, the Taiwanese publication company, has commented that they have sound “knowledge” from a parts supplier who have categorically said that an iPad release in 2011 with a Retina Display screen is “wishful thinking.” It was also noted that by the end of this year, instead of a entirely new generation iPad tablet being released, the one improvement made, may be the inclusion of 4G support allowing it to run on the big red Verizon’s speedy 4G LTE network.

This news would then tie in nicely with Debbie’s post in that Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac suggests that Chinese parts suppliers are suspicious as to whether another tablet will come by the end of the year, as at this current stage, no component orders have been acknowledged.

What are your thoughts on yet another iPad coming onto the market? Are Apple setting themselves up for a fall if one does emerge? What would you like to see in terms of new features?

  • Cephas Barlow

    I dont care what Ipad i get, wheather its the ipad 1, 2,or the rumor 3, I just Want one!!!!!!!!!!