Things are about to go a tad mental in the world of smartphones and tablets. We’re expecting a quad-core assault at Mobile World Congress in two weeks, and the iPad 3 is predicted for launch just a few weeks – if not days – afterwards.
In anticipation of the latter, a number of US retailers have taken a big axe and whacked a chunk off the iPad 2’s price tag.
One of the most notable iPad 2 price cuts comes from Meijer, which has knocked $70 (£44 to you and me) off the 16GB Wi-Fi model. The offer is available “while supplies last”.
Going against the grain somewhat, the iPad 3 is expected to be around 1mm thicker than the iPad 2, but with good reason. It’ll be packed full of all sorts of enhancements.
The iPad 3 is expected to crank the iPad 2’s resolution from 1024x768 to 2048x1536, with an iPhone 4S-esque camera and quad-core A6 processor.
That resolution – while technically not quite Retina – is said to make the iPad 3's display look like printed material, and video is thought to launch almost instantly.
Sounds good to me. I need something to review iOS games on, so I’ll be selling my soul to Apple (again) just as soon as the iPad 3 is released.
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