Lately, the tech world has been bombarded with rumors regarding upcoming Apple products. Considering the past and current success of the iPad and iPhone, it only seems logical that everyone is interested in any new development coming from the company, even though, for the moment, it’s just hearsay. Apart from the apparent launch of the iPhone 5, it seems that Apple is currently developing the 3rd generation of the iPad family. Not only are there rumors about the iPad 3, a mockup of the tablet has also surfaced.
Even though no official comment has been given by the producer, some of the features of the new tablet are being debated upon. One of the most interesting new features is an edge-to-edge display, which is also thought to come with the iPhone 5. The immediate consequence is the lack of a physical home button, both for the phone as well as for the tablet.
Another new feature is thought to be a 3D display, which will accommodate new 3D apps. Not only that, but the new display might be AMOLED. This in turn means that Apple will have to work with one of its competitors, Samsung, for the supply of the new displays. It seems however very hard to believe that the two companies might collaborate, especially since they are currently fighting to solve other issues with one another.
To sum up, the new iPad 3 will be thinner, feature an edge-to-edge AMOLED 3D screen and use an A6 quad core processor. The question now is: when Steve Jobs goes on stage to unveil the new tablet, is this what he will holding, or are these rumors going to remain just that?
By Radu Tyrsina