Following on from recent news that Apple might possibly be thinking of releasing a new iPad on what would have been Steve Jobs birthday, February 24, Digitimes has a very interesting report today, stating that according to its sources at Appleâ€™s supply chain partners, Apple will be announcing not one, but two new iPads at the iWorld event on January 26, 2012. According to the report, the new models will be aimed at the mid-range and high-end corners of the market, with the iPad 2, and presumably the original iPad, then being pitched at the more price-sensitive area of the market.
Digitimesâ€™ sources say that both of the new models will have 9.7-inch screens, along with QXGA resolution of 1,536x2,048 pixels. The sources also say that both models will have Dual-LED light bars which are designed to make the panels even brighter. Sharp is said to be the main manufacturer of panels for both devices, with Samsung and LG also being involved. Minebea is said to be making backlight units.
As far as the new iPadsâ€™ processors are concerned, Digitimes says that Samsung will be making a quad-core A5 processor for the devices. The new iPads are also said to have batteries made by Simplo Technology and Dynapack International Technology with a capacity as much as 14,000 milliampere-hour.
All very exciting stuff, and we donâ€™t have too long to wait to find out if its true!
Source: Apple to unveil two versions of next-generation iPad in January, sources claim