This week, Apple finally announced March 7 as the date for the iPad 3 launch event, telling invitees: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” Er, that doesn’t sound seedy at all.
In the meantime, iPad 3 rumours continue to swirl, and now we’re hearing that the iPad 3 – or is it the iPad HD? – might face supply problems at launch.
The big feature on the iPad 3 is expected to be a massively improved display, with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 – twice that of the original iPad and iPad 2.
However, according to good old Digitimes, the supply chain – including Sharp, LG and Samsung – hasn’t been able to meet demand. As a result, iPad 3 supply might be limited till Q2.
Meanwhile, Gizmodo has obtained part listings from Griffin and Belkin suggesting that the iPad 3 might in fact be called the iPad HD. Given that the focus will be very much on the display, that’s not too far-fetched.
Other iPad 3 specs are rumoured to include a thicker shell housing a quad-core A6 processor and iPhone 4S-style 8MP camera. Roll on Wednesday.