Apple’s Plans are Sure to Delay iPad3 Release
Even if you wish for it as hard as you can, you are not getting an iPad 3 this year. Even if Apple’s stock closed at an impressive $411.63, and even if Apple seems to amaze everybody by continuing to release impressive tech, it is bound to disappoint millions of past and would-be consumers with the delay of the third iPad.
With a 9.7 inch display capable of resolutions up to 2048 x 1536, the iPad 3 is a feast for those who used the device as their only source of media entertainment. It is also rumored to utilize the retina display technology similarly used on the iPhone 4. If consumers are to be considered as guides, it is not hard to guess that the next generation tablet should be something lighter and slimmer than the previous ones. If it were the same, what’s the point?
According to Digitimes of Taiwan, Apple cancelled some component orders from Sharp, Samsung and LG sometime in August. These orders were supposedly intended for a iPad 3 launch this year. While this cancellation is no indicator of, this combined with other factors make it likely that consumers can only get their hands on an iPad3 in the middle of 2012.
To make the display sharper and brighter than the previous iPad, serious consideration should be put on the mobile chip processor. This has to be powerful enough to run the backlighting source, but efficient enough not to drain the battery power so quickly. Unfortunately, the iPad 2s’ chip, the A5, fails to meet this standard. On the other hand, the quad-core A6 can do this task. But according to the Linley Group, this mobile processor will not be ready until 2012.
According to Mark Moskowitz of JP Morgan -
“We do not expect iPad 3 this year, but there’s no rush. The other tablet entrants have stumbled. Offerings by MMI [Motorola Mobility] and RIM have been the latest disappointments. Also, we had the opportunity to demo Sony’s tablet before its launch. We were not impressed. Sony’s tablet lacks the refined, sleek feel of the iPad. We felt that the sloping or bezel-like back of the Sony tablet feels more like petrified, folded-over pages than a 21st century consumer electronics device.”
Apple tablets have been responsible for the sudden move of consumers to opt for tablet PCs instead of traditional desktop PCs, notebooks and laptops. Considered as one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology, this device has put the Internet easily within the access and grasp of every iPad user. This device constitutes 75 percent of the market share, boasting almost 3 million units sold in less than three months and almost 15 billion shipped last year.