Apple to ship ‘iPad 3’ in March, ‘iPad 4’ in October, say Taiwan component makers

“Apple will ship the so-called ‘iPad 3’ with a full HD display in March and then ‘iPad 4’ – named so by its component suppliers – with killer applications in October, according to industry sources in Taiwan,” Monica Chen and Steve Shen report for DigiTimes.

“The iPad 3 will come with a QXGA (1,536×2,048 pixels) display and longer battery life although its other hardware specifications may not be so amazing as expected, said the sources,” Chen and Shen report. “But Apple will take the advantage of the iPad 3 launch to slash the price of its iPad 2 to US$399, the sources claimed.”

Chen and Shen report, “A true battle for market share will arrive in the second half of the year when Apple ships its iPad 4 in October… The 9.7-inch iPad 4 is expected to come with much upgraded hardware specifications and integrated applications so as to compete with an array of Android-, Wintel- or WoA (Windows on ARM)-based tablet PCs to be released in the fourth quarter, said the sources.”

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