Apple iPad 3 to sport LTE '4G'
Quad-core CPU too
Apple's upcoming iPad 3 will incorporate LTE connectivity, it has been claimed.
If correct - and since it comes from news agency Bloomberg, quite possibly through a managed leak; common with large, influential US news outlets - it will mark a big step up in the tablet's ability to access data services on the move.
Bloomberg's sources - "three people familiar with the product", as it describes them - also confirm the presence of a 'retina' display "with more pixels on its screen than some HD televisions…[and] pixels small enough to make the images look like printed material".
And, yes, it'll have a quad-core CPU.
Presumably, Apple will continue to offer a Wi-Fi only iPad, so punters in countries where there is no LTE infrastructure - here, for example - can still get hold of the hi-res display and speedy CPU.
Production, claimed one mole, began at the start of January and will ramp up to a peak in February. The tablet will go on sale in March.
Separately, iLounge claims to have been shown an iPad 3 casing during last week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Powered down, it looks almost identical to the iPad 2. It's a millimetre thicker and the camera lens is slightly larger. Blink and you'd not be able to tell the two apart. ®
They could have kept all the hardware from the 4, shoved in a larger 4" screen and booted it out of the door and people would have fought in the street for one.
surely the pixel count on a telly is largely irrelevant, because you're comparing a 10" screen against a telly, which is likely at least 24" in size.
so even having the same number of pixels, that's a much much higher density of pixel and so much improved image.
Apple-hype free edition?
Can we get The Register without apple hype/rumour?
Big surprise if it does not have the higher res. screen, faster CPU, better camera. The problem Apple have (along with the iPhone 4S) is that it is SO good already people hardly view it as an upgrade.
The iPhone 4s added a lot of new features but many were disappointed that it looked the same - but realistically they could have called it the iPhone 5 and maybe then people would have been happier.
You consider them to all be one and the same regarding Apple then?