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iPad 3 to debut Q3 2012 as iPad 4

Unless February's iPad 3 is the iPad 2S

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Take the latest whispers from Taiwan as gospel and you won't have to sacrifice your earnings to the Church of Jobs for an iPad 3 until Q3 2012.

That's the latest Apple supply chain scuttlebutt, which now has it that the "retina display" equipped fondleslab won't be out for ages.

No great surprise there: LG and Samsung, the two suppliers pegged to provide Apple with 9in, 2048 x 1536 screens are having a tough time figuring out how to produce the panels in sufficiently large volumes.

So will we see a new iPad in February 2012 - the first anniversary of the launch of the last one? Yes, say the whisperers. Expect an even thinner iPad 2 - and one the nevertheless extends the tablet's battery life.

It will be released as the iPad 3, the moles told Digitimes.

So, the iPad 3 is a thinner iPad 2, and the iPad 3 that everyone was hoping for will now be the iPad 4. Or possibly the iPad 5. Unless the next iPad is called the iPad 2S. In which case the iPad formerly known as the iPad 3 will actually be the iPad 3.

Got that? ®

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