iPad 3 to be Released in March with Sharper Screen, Quad-Core CPU, and 4G LTE
The iPad 3 is currently in production for a March release, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Three sources “familiar with the product” say that the new iPad will also have a “sharper” screen, faster quad core processor, and will also include 4G LTE connectivity.
Apple is bringing LTE to the iPad before the iPhone because the tablet has a bigger battery and can better support the power requirements of the newer technology, said one of the people.
The new display is capable of greater resolution than the current iPad, with more pixels on its screen than some high- definition televisions, the person said. The pixels are small enough to make the images look like printed material, according to the person. Videos begin playing almost instantly because of the additional graphics processing, the person said.
Most indications are that the sharper screen described will be at 2,048×1,536 pixel resolution, double the current iPad’s screen of 1024×768, and the quad-core CPU has been hinted at in a variety of ways. The biggest news here, if true, may be the addition of 4G LTE network connectivity, making the next iPad the first Apple device to offer support for the high-speed mobile networks. This would seem to suggest the next iPhone will have LTE support as well.