The year of iPad 2, 2011 is about to end after some weeks. So, we should get ready for the upcoming iPad. Before we hear anything officially on the release of the upcoming iPad, we always hear tons of rumors on the release of the device. The most running rumor on the web these days is the new iPad will get Retina Display and Samsung will beat the new iPad.  Samsung has become a great enemy of Apple after the release of iPhone 4S and both have filed a lawsuit against each other in different countries. Both of the companies have won and lost in the lawsuit’s filled against each other.

iPad 3 Concept

The battle between Samsung and Apple will go on. We cannot assume the end date of their battle. We can for sure ell you about the upcoming iPad rumored to be iPad 3. The iPad 3 parts have started to make their way to production line. Digitime reports that iPad 3 will be available some where in March or April. which is exactly 3-4 months. The report also indicates that next generation iPad parts have started to hit the production line where as the iPad 2 production has been decreased.

OEM production of iPad 2 will remain high at 14-15 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 but decline to 4-5 million units in the first quarter of 2012, paving the way for the launch of the new iPads, the sources noted.

The mass production is said to start in February regardless when the iPad 3 is released. Either it debuts in March or April. The production process will start from February and reach 9.5-9.8 million units in the first quarter of 2012.

March or April, which to choose between them? Confused? Don’t choose any one of them. Last year the iPad 2 was announced in March 2011. So we can expect the release of iPad 3 in April. Like iPad 2 was announced in March and started to ship after few months, we can expect the same for iPad 3 as well.

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