iPad 3 expected in 3-4 months

iPad 3 expected in 3-4 monthsThe first Jesus Slate – or “iPad”, if you prefer – touched down in April 2010, and its successor – which introduced front and rear cameras and a dual-core processor – landed less than a year later, in March 2011.

Now we’re hearing from Digitimes that the next generation iPad is expected to burst forth from Apple's groin in three to four months. Not exactly a huge stretch of the old imagination.

Digitimes reports that supply chain crews have starting cranking things up a notch with regards to the iPad 3, while winding things down in iPad 2 town.

Specifically, 14-15 million iPad 2 units will be shipped in Q4 2011, reducing quite dramatically to just 4-5 million (“just”, he says!) in Q1 2012AD.

Citigroup Global Markets analyst Kevin Chang tells the Commercial Times that Foxconn, which has sadly been plagued with a continuing spate of suicides, will start producing iPad 3s in January 2012, before going into overdrive in February.

Around 9.5-9.8 million iPad 3s are expected to ship in Q1 2012, while iPad 2 sales for 2011 are “likely” to reach 40 million according to sources.

The rumour mill has pinned a 2048x1536 resolution on the iPad 3. Not quite Retina (326 PPI), but still a significant jump from the iPad 2’s 1024x768 resolution.

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10 comments

lolmao  Dec. 12, 2011 at 12:13

What's new? iPad 4 is expected in 15 - 16 months, you don't have to be a genius to figure that out and it shouldn't really be news either... :\

blizzard7  Dec. 12, 2011 at 12:15

I guess you could argue "Retina" means different things to different umm... things. If you view a billboard from across the street, you might not think it's low quality when in fact, it's probably only about 50 DPI (dots per inch). Same applies for tablet vs. smartphone. You're going to hold a tablet much further away from your face than a dinky little smartphone, so the PPI (pixels per inch) doesn't need to be as high to achieve the same effect. :)

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 12, 2011 at 12:40

lolmao,

I see your point. And, psssh, I agree - but you wouldn't believe how many people out there WANT TO KNOW...
Do as I do: feel superior :p

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 12, 2011 at 12:43

http://cdni.wired.co.uk/620x413/g_j/ipadcatbed.jpg

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 12, 2011 at 12:43

That is Lewis Curdie in his office.

blizzard7  Dec. 12, 2011 at 12:55

That is Lewis Curdie in his office.

I do like the idea of a "nut-warmer" cat in the picture.

Treab  Dec. 12, 2011 at 16:15

That is Lewis Curdie in his office.

jan... why do you have a pic of lewis in the nip?

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 12, 2011 at 16:21

Blackmail; but he was cool about it :(

Treab  Dec. 12, 2011 at 16:24

Blackmail; but he was cool about it :(

and you say we go off topic...

YOU HAVE NO DIGNITY ;)

Simes123  Dec. 12, 2011 at 20:15

"Same applies for tablet vs. smartphone. You're going to hold a tablet much further away from your face than a dinky little smartphone, so the PPI (pixels per inch) doesn't need to be as high to achieve the same effect."

I agree. Owning an iPad made my arms grow much longer. Until I took an arrow to the knee.

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