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  • Report Claims Apple Could Release iPad 3 With Updated Internals


    Apple will reportedly release a new iPad 3 with updated internals alongside the iPad Mini.

    The improved iPad 3 will utilize the new Apple A6 processor as well implement Apple’s new “Lightning” connector. The new iPad won’t be considered an iPad 4 (obviously), but the early update is still somewhat uncharacteristic of Apple, even though rumors have pointed to Apple bringing their entire iDevice in-line with the new connector.

    A SKU sheet uncovered by 9to5Mac appears to indicate new SKUs for the iPad 3, in addition to the new SKUs for the iPad Mini. While nothing is certain, Apple could have a busy announcement next week if the rumored iMac refresh, iPad mini, and new iPads surface.

    Source: 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report Claims Apple Could Release iPad 3 With Updated Internals started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Don't think iPad 3.5 will happen.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      This is how all headlines for rumors should be written. That being said, I wouldn't take this one to heart.
    1. trevorrawson's Avatar
      trevorrawson -
      It would make for some pretty unhappy iPad 3 owners...yours truly included.
    1. keenpois0n's Avatar
      keenpois0n -
      Quote Originally Posted by trevorrawson View Post
      It would make for some pretty unhappy iPad 3 owners...yours truly included.
      You'd be unhappy because there is something newer than what you own?
    1. Jokadaking's Avatar
      Jokadaking -
      Quote Originally Posted by keenpois0n View Post
      You'd be unhappy because there is something newer than what you own?
      I think this person is unhappy because its the same ipad same price and new hardware. Its like being a beta tester and paying for it.
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      new iPadS
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      What's an iPad 3?
      Won't it just b a newer iPad?
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Yeah they could release an updated iPad, but around march like they normally do.
    1. spookster's Avatar
      spookster -
      So, in theory, when would a ipad '4' be released? I'm set to get the latest ipad at the end of Jan - but was told there might be another revision in March time. I know, it's all guess work but wondering if Apple are going to release a completely updated version before the summer of 2013.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by trevorrawson View Post
      It would make for some pretty unhappy iPad 3 owners...yours truly included.
      So would you get mad if they released an iPad 4? I don't really see the logic here.
    1. redstar299's Avatar
      redstar299 -
      It's not gonna happen
    1. Shigoroku's Avatar
      Shigoroku -
      The new iPad won’t be considered an iPad 4 (obviously)
      "Of course?" With an A6 and a Lightning connector, it would be closer to iPad 4 than iPad 3rd-gen.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      This report better not be true otherwise I'm going to be annoyed :P

      I bought an iPad 3 which arrived the day before the launch of iOS 6 (lucky for me since it meant I could jailbreak it) and if they are updating it already I'm going to be annoyed that I didn't wait...
    1. MgNate's Avatar
      MgNate -
      I hope they release an updated iPad 3 because I want to buy one next month!
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      I wouldn't be surprised to see an updated full sized iPad alongside the iPad Mini. Still wondering about the price of the mini..
    1. RaZ0rRz's Avatar
      RaZ0rRz -
      I think they will release it as 'the new iPad 4' because if they release it as an updated version of iPad 3, they will have to invent a lot of things for the iPad 4.
    1. claustin's Avatar
      claustin -
      Quote Originally Posted by trevorrawson View Post
      It would make for some pretty unhappy iPad 3 owners...yours truly included.
      Why? Will yours stop working the second a newer one comes out? You think an updated iPad is bad? Imagine being an Android owner. They get "newer" and "better" devices released every couple months.
    1. femibrim's Avatar
      femibrim -
      Sooooo can I swap out my iPad 3 for the newer one???? Having apple care might help???
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by claustin View Post
      ...Imagine being an Android owner. They get "newer" and "better" devices released every couple months.
      Months? Days may be more accurate

      Quote Originally Posted by femibrim View Post
      Sooooo can I swap out my iPad 3 for the newer one???? Having apple care might help???
      Oops, I dropped my iPad!
      Apple won't even give u a white one if you had a black one so there's very little chance of trading it for an updated one
    1. Jokadaking's Avatar
      Jokadaking -
      Quote Originally Posted by claustin View Post
      Why? Will yours stop working the second a newer one comes out? You think an updated iPad is bad? Imagine being an Android owner. They get "newer" and "better" devices released every couple months.
      This is the problem i have with android devices. So many and when u get one there is a better one that does more. Why not have updates to help older phones at least keep up with the times and the way technology changes.