New iPad Coming In March, But No ‘iPad 3’ Until Q3 of 2012?

Posted in Apple, Apple News, iPad on 03/11/2011 by Henry Taylor-Gill


Rumours have surfaced suggesting that Apple will not release a fully upgraded iPad 3 until Q3 of 2012. According to Digitimes, Apple will be launching a new iPad this March, but it will not be the full upgrade that many would have expected – instead it will only be thinner and have increased battery life.

Features expected on a fully upgraded iPad include a Retina display, an upgraded camera, and even potentially the implementation of Siri. But it seems like this won’t be happening for a while, especially as Apple’s suppliers are reportedly struggling to produce enough of the displays for an early 2012 release.

The question will then arise as to whether it is worth waiting for the fully upgraded iPad 3, instead of buying the “iPad 2S”. It will all depend on what features each has, as well as the price. The “iPad 2S” could potentially be a lot cheaper than an “iPad 3”.

  • OK, so Apple is going to get into the habit of releasing incrementally improved products for the same price? That may have worked for the iPhone but if they keep that it up it’s going to resonate with the customers. ¬†Ask…WWSJD?

    • Derek

      This is STUPID! Why sell products like Android, coming out with new hardware several times a year. Apple has prided themselves on going big at maximum of once a year. That is what sets them out from the rest! Don’t be like your competition or you will be no better than them. Do it right the first time like ya’ll have always done in the past!

  • Thinner? A thinner iPad is not necessary. The iPad 2 is thin enough to be just comfortable to use. Any more thin and it becomes like a small stack of papers. I wouldn’t trust anyone holding a thinner iPad.

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Henry Taylor-Gill

Henry is a student who is a huge Apple fan, and has used their products since day one. He can remember how happy he was when he received the first iPod back in 2001 as a birthday present. He has an international background, having spent most of his life in France but he now lives in the UK. He is also a native French speaker and can also speak Spanish at a decent level. In addition to tech, Henry is an avid sports fan and has his own sports blog.