Apple iPad 3 in the Works, WSJ Reports

By Bizclik Editor

 

Could it be true? Is the next edition of the popular Apple iPad tablet already in the works? According to the Wall Street Journal, the answer is yes.

Technology giant Apple is reportedly working with Asian component suppliers and assemblers for a trial production for the third edition of the iPad that is said to start in October and launch in early 2012, about one year after the release of the highly coveted Apple iPad 2. The report from the WSJ said that the newest iPad is expected to feature a 2048x1536 high resolution display, compared with 1024x768 in its predecessor, the iPad 2. The report also says that Apple’s suppliers have already shipped small quantities of components for the sampling of the iPad 3 to fit on a new 9.7-inch screen device.

READ RELATED STORIES FROM THE WDM CONTENT NETWORK
Apple iPhone 5 Rumoured to Launch in September
Apple iPad 2 Makes Its Debut
Apple Delays Launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab in Australia
Read the latest edition of Business Review Australia!

One unnamed Apple component supplier told the US-based, News Corp.-owned newspaper that Apple has already placed orders for parts for about 1.5 million iPad 3s in the fourth quarter.

"Suppliers will ramp up production and try to improve the yield rate for the new iPad in the fourth quarter before its official launch in early 2012," a person at the supplier told the WSJ.

Apple has not yet commented on the new tablet.

In other tablet news, Hewlett-Packard announced last week that it would discontinue production of its webOS operating system, TouchPad tablet and related smartphones, which have not performed well. With Apple constantly innovating, it’s going to be a bumpy ride for other tablet competitors who have yet to dethrone the iPad.

Business Review Australia is now available on the iPad! Click here to download it.

 

Share

Featured Articles

Welcome to the New Age of the CISO

HE Dr Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government and Dr Aloysius Cheang, Chief Security Officer Huawei UAE, on the new age of the CISO

Making the UAE the world’s strongest digital fortress

His Excellency Dr Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Head of Cyber Security, UAE Government, on visionary plans to build the world’s most secure digital society

World Mental Health Day – 10 apps to improve wellbeing

Employers should recognise the growing use of apps to help support mental health – here are 10 to consider on World Mental Health Day

Exec interview: Brook Sims, COO, MAC Diversity Recruiters

Leadership & Strategy

Best new books that will make you a better leader

Leadership & Strategy

5 Mins With: Jeff Li, founder and CEO of Shoplazza

Leadership & Strategy