Sprint is now launching its own iPad 2. Apple’s new iPhone partner seems to share the frustration of many consumers patiently waiting for the anticipated release of iPad 3 with the iPhone 5. If the report from CNET were true, then the iPhone 5 would make its debut without the iPad 3. Apple traditionally lets a whole year pass before introducing new mobile tech, but there are some reasons why people believe it would just be seven months for the iPad2.
Verizon was selling in advance the non-3G iPad. This report claims that Sprint has been selling its own iPad 2 with built-in Sprint mobile networking. This is sure to disappoint many consumers because it’s still not an iPad 3. The iPad3 has been anticipated to be releases this year with the iPhone 5. Since the iPad 2 turned to be just a mere spec bump with some new features and a thinner casing, many people predicted that Apple is bound to release the real iPad 2. After all, Apple has surely been working on this since the first quarter of 2010.
The only way Apple could find some middle ground is by juicing up the iPad 2 into some sort of an “iPad 2S” model. Better specs should definitely include better battery life and more noise reduction. Apple could work something through while people are pre-occupied with iPhone 5 and the news of its release by the end of this year. This could somehow mitigate the tiring question of when people can see the iPad 3. This buzz among consumers is sure to escalate during the holiday season. For all we know, Sprint’s iPad 2 could in fact be a Sprint iPad 2S. Verizon and AT&T could also be getting their own models of this iPad 2S. What it would be ultimately called is not yet known; the term iPad 2S is just something wishful customers envisioned it would be named. Regarding the new iPhone 5 or iPad, Apple has again kept things to itself.