iPad 3 Rumor Roundup: iPad HD, Higher Prices, and New Apple TV?

Apple this week officially sent out invites for a Mar 7 iPad event, revelation invitees that a association has “something we unequivocally have to see. And touch.”

This time subsequent week, we’ll know accurately what that entails, yet until then, a rumors keep coming. From suggested names and sizes to intensity “one some-more thing” options, a blogosphere continued to be abuzz with reports of what a next-gen iPad competence include. Let’s take a demeanour during a few of those that done a rounds.

Though we’ve all been referring to a subsequent iPad as a iPad 3, could Apple lift an iPhone 5/iPhone 4S and name it something else? According to Gizmodo, a new inscription competence be famous as a iPad HD. The blog forked to partial listings from Griffin and Belkin, and pronounced a moniker “is a good compare for a a new Retina-like display.”

But will we be profitable some-more for an iPad HD? MacRumors on Monday reported that a subsequent iPad could be $70 to $80 pricier than a iPad 2. The blog posted an picture of a supposed pricing piece that done a approach onto a renouned Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo, that seemed to lay out a cost comparison between a iPad 2 and iPad 3.

Apple is famous for carrying a “one some-more thing” proclamation during a press event. Could it be a new Apple TV? 9to5Mac reported that a Mar 7 eventuality will embody a recover of an Apple TV that has so distant been referred to as J33 internally. The “J33″ product presumably sports a movement of Apple’s dual-core, ARM-based A5 processor that can tide 1080p video, according to a tech blog.

Digitimes, meanwhile, reported this week that protoypes of a new iPad with a 7.85-inch shade were delivered to Apple, yet prolongation on a smaller device is not approaching until a third quarter.

Finally, we know that Apple will betray a subsequent iPad on Mar 7, yet when will it strike stores? Apple product launches customarily start on Fridays, heading many to trust a iPad 3 will be accessible starting Mar 9. But a report from a Houston Chronicle says a launch competence indeed start on Mar 16. It forked to a launch of a new Houston-area Apple Store, a date for that was recently changed adult from Mar 17 to Mar 16, according to a Chronicle’s sources. The paper also remarkable that a iPad 2 launch happened 9 days after a tablet’s announcement.

For more, see PCMag’s full examination of a iPad 2 and a slideshow below.


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Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G) : Front


Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G) : Bottom


Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G) : Keyboard


Apple iPad 2 (Wi-Fi + 3G) : Controls

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