Upgrades in iPad 3
The iPad 3 will have some most significant upgrades like QXGA (1536 x 2048-pixel HD display) along with a much sturdier battery life. However, the details about the iPad 4 are still not available except that it will have 9.7-inch display with integrated applications and upgraded hardware specifications. Some reports have also revealed on the price slashing of iPad2 to $399.
According to the sources, the price slashing on iPad2 and then launching of iPad3 in March will beat off the other competitive non-iPad vendors, such as, Motorola Mobility, Sony and Samsung Electronics who have priced their tablet PC at $359 or more.
Launch of iPad 4
Digitimes sources have also said that the rumors are springing up of iPad 4 launched in October 2012 as the prototype of Apple’s 2013 model. In the second quarter of this year, Google will also introduce a tablet PC.
The sources commented that, in the second half of 2012, the real battle would happen when Microsoft will release Windows 8 and Apple will ship its iPad 4.
iPad 4 will also be adorned with upgraded applications and hardware specifications, to win the gadget competing with the Wintel-, Android- and Windows- tablet PCs which are arriving at the same time of iPad 4.