Taiwan’s Economic Daily News has been busy spouting off about the new model of MacBook Air, and – why the hell not? – also suggests that the iPad 3 is coming in Q4 this year.
More specifically, the Taiwanese reckon the iPad 3 will have a screen resolution 5-6 times higher than the iPad 2. That might initially sound like a fairly outrageous claim, but a scrap of paper and some basic maths suggests otherwise.
The iPad 2 – and the original iPad, for that matter – has a resolution of 1024 x 768. Multiplying by five would still yield a PPI (pixels per inch) rating below that of the iPhone 4’s Retina display.
On the one hand, it wouldn't make much sense for Apple to rush out a tablet so soon after the monumentally successful iPad 2. It’d only piss people off.
On the other hand, can you imagine the frenzy if Apple popped out a spanking new iPad 3 just in time for Christmas? It doesn’t bear thinking about.