Forget the iPad 2 – it’s all about the iPad 3
The iPad 2 is but hours away from launch, and we’re getting very excited about Apple’s not-so-secret plans for its second slate. But the latest whispers from the online rumour mill is that an even bigger surprise is on the way: an autumn-launched iPad 3 that will represent a major upgrade.
Someone claiming to be “an Apple staffer” told Cult of Mac that today’s announcement will be a fairly minor update: the screen will be the same resolution, but there’ll be a faster chip, two cameras on board and a thinner, lighter body.
The source reckons the iPad 3 is the model “to make a song and dance about”, although he or she declined to say why. Typical. What was claimed is that the iPad 3 is on track for launch this year, which probably means an autumn unveiling in time for the lucrative Christmas period.
We’ll soon know if the source is half right. Stay tuned for our live iPad 2 launch coverage later today.