The rumors of the iPad 3 coming out this Fall have been bouncing around for a while now but an analyst is lending a bit more credence to the fact that we may see a followup to the Apple tablet soon and it may have a boosted screen.
“We hear Apple could migrate the iPad’s display resolution from a current pixel density of 132 (pixels per inch) to 250-300 ppi for the ‘iPad 2 Plus’ (note that the iPhone 4’s screen is 326 ppi),” analyst Craig Berger wrote, according to AppleInsider.
According to this analyst, the iPad 2 Plus would have the major screen improvement, may include a storage bump but will have similar innards to the existing iPad 2. This way, Apple could bill this as an expansion of its tablet lineup without angering those who just dropped hundreds of dollars on the previous version. In some ways, this could be similar to what it does with its iPod lineup, as it will offer multiple versions of it at the same time.
This would indicate that the iPad 3 could still be coming next year as a full update and evolution but I still think that many Apple tablet owners would be upset with such a quick upgrade cycle. With the delay of the next iPhone until the third quarter, Apple has shown that it will adjust its timetables to fit its plans, so I wouldn’t completely rule this out.
What do you think, friends? Is there space for an iPad 2 Plus or should Apple just keep its traditional release cycle for the tablet?
[Via Apple Insider]