At an invitation event in San Francisco, Apple Inc is expected to announce today the launch of its next generation iPads with a higher screen resolution and a possible 4G connectivity among other improvements in performance. Apple has invited the media to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts where the previous two iPads were launched just about the same time of the year. Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook will shoulder the responsibility of introducing the iPad 3 to the world.
The most awaited change is the display screens with the present resolution of 1024 x 768 getting improved by using ‘retina display’ technology that will almost double the resolution of the 10.1 inch tablet touchscreen. Digitimes speculates that iPad 3 will come in 32 GB and 16 GB models only- putting an end to the 64 GB gadgets. However, as VentureBeat says, it may be highly unlikely unless the 64 GB versions do not sell well. A low-end 8 GB model of iPad 2 may be launched to capture the cheaper tablet market segment dominated by Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
iPad 3 will come equipped with better processors- in most probability the quad core A6 processor. There are not many changes expected in the design. 4G connectivity and iOS 5.1 are almost a certainty. In addition, there has been talk about iPads with lesser resolution screens too. Also, launched would be the Apple TV with improved HD video streaming at 1080p.
Name of iPad 3
It is still uncertain what name Apple will be giving to the third generation iPads- the most probable choices are iPad 3 and iPad HD. Citing reliable sources, VentureBeat and CNet reported that iPad HD will be the name of iPad 3. The retina quality display is touted to be the flagship feature of the iPad3.