The Next iPad/iPad HD/iPad 3 Rumor Roundup
Retina-Display: Well this one has been buzzing like crazy ever since talk of a new iPad started. How it goes is this. Apple debuted the iPhone 4S the last year and iPhone 4 the year before that. Both of these phones come with mind-blasting retina-display, which raised the obvious question – If you can create a retina-display phone, what about a retina-display tablet? Earlier, this sounded whimsical, but it has grown real day-by-day. A 2048 x 1536 display? We pray that unlike the iPhone 4S, it comes at a price we can afford.
Thicker case: Well, this one is quite debatable. See, one of the earlier rumors about the next iPad says Apple might be going in for bulkier cases this time. One of the recent videos suggests that it might fit in iPad 2’s smart case. However, we lean towards an iPad with as much if not lesser thickness than the current iPad 2. Presentation has remained the key factor with all Apple products till date. We don’t think they will screw that up for anything.
Home Button: It’s been a small but ever present buzz that the home button is set to disappear from all Apple devices including the iPad pretty soon. It might be possible in the future, but we aren’t expecting it in the immediate generation of the iPad.
iPad 3: Yeah, that is the most talked about name and we certainly hope that this iPad follows in the footsteps of iPad and iPad and is actually an iPad 3.
Get us some laxative but its hard to digest. But, then again, what’s in a name? An iPad with whatever suffix will still be an iPad. (Shakespeare might be cursing us from the grave.)
iOS 5.1: As always the next iOS might appear on the scene only with a new iPhone. But it seems Apple might have put in an update called iOS 5.1 to accommodate to upcoming iPad’s retina-display. We can bet on whole new UI to say the very least.
4G LTE: Most new products now boast of 4G LTE making them capable of better connectivity. Will Apple hop on the LTE bandwagon or will it stay with 3G speeds? We can’t say.
Footnote: Rumors are rumors unless proven otherwise. Rest we will get to know by 7th March,2012.