Apple is once again on the track with rumor mills expectations, this time on the launch plan of next-generation iPad in 2012. Apple has already rumored to launch the iPad 2S in the start of the next year, while following the low end device they will release iPad 3 with new design in the third quarter of 2012, in short Apple is rumored to be launching two iPad models in the 2012. In addition to the recent rumor report, an analyst just comes up with his research note and claims a bit same to the older news.
Apple is expected to launch the iPad 3 naturally in the 2012 to follow their product cycle launch. However, rumor mills also suggesting that Apple to launch another model of iPad as well but at lower cost than the actual iPad 3. The lower price iPad is said to be the iPad 2S with higher processor speed and the Apple’s latest revolutionary technology Siri in it, to attract the customers towards the device. iPad 3 is rumored to get the pure higher-resolution display screens, the real retina display.
As the original report comes from the Barclays Capital analyst Ben Reitzes, he still believes that Apple to launch the iPad 3 in March, 2012. However, this time with another iPad model called iPad 2S. According to him, the iPad 3 will carry the Retina Display and the Siri Voice-Recognition system as well, and the faster processor. He also claimed that Apple will still offer the iPad 2 in the 2012, but do the same as they have done with iPhone 4 on the launch of iPhone 4S. Apple could likely to reduce the 16 GB price to the lowest level and offer it for the $299.
While on the rest of the report, he only details the Apple’s strategy for the display suppliers and to keep maintaining the iPad slimmer than the older version with higher display range, as we have heard before from the rumor mill that iPad 3 will be slightly thicker than the iPad 2 because the display technology, which they have selected to use in it. Apple has been working with Sharp to solve this problem as well as trying to avoid being a customer of Samsung for their revolutionary devices display.