“Our colleagues at T3.com have rounded up the latest rumours in the iPad 3 video below,” Gary Marshall reports for TechRadar UK.
• The iPad 3 release date is September 2011: This is the biggest rumour of all: an iPad 3 mere months after the iPad 2. An unnamed Apple employee says that the iPad 2 was a bit of a rush job, and “the third generation iPad is the one to make a song and dance about.” Respected Apple watcher John Gruber added fuel to that particular fire by strongly hinting that the iPad 3 release date will be in September.
• The iPad 3 specs include a dual-core processor: It’s possible that the iPad 3 will have a brand spanking new processor, Apple’s A6, but if the rumoured release date is correct then time is awfully tight
• The iPad 3 features include a retina display: Rumours of an HD screen on the iPad 3 gathered pace on 12 April 2011 when Digitimes reported that Apple is asking panel makers to provide screens that are capable of displaying higher image quality than the iPad 2.
• The iPad 3 price might be higher than the iPad 2: The iPad 2 didn’t herald a price hike, but if the iPad 3’s coming in September we don’t think a massive iPad 2 price cut is very likely – which suggests that if the iPad 3 does appear then, it might be more of an iPad Pro – with a price to match.
Read more in the full article, which includes rumors of Thunderbolt, an SD Card slot, a carbon fiber body, and more, here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]