iPad 3 waiting in the wings?

- March 3rd, 2011

iPad 2

The news of the iPad 2 release is barely cold, but sources say it might not be anything to get too excited about. The iPad 2 is, reportedly, a bit of a rush job and there were some serious problems getting it together. Inside sources are already suggesting the iPad 3 is the one to look out for and it might be coming sooner than you think.

Rumors have it that the iPad 3 is in development already and might roll off the lines for release for the holiday season. That means the iPad 3 could potentially be on the market as early as 6 months after the iPad 2 is released in Canada on March 25th.

The iPad 2 is going to have better speakers and a faster processor, however, the iPad 3 is the one that will likely get the jazzed up screen and other necessary components that original iPad owners have made a stink about. The iPad 2 might very well be a simple stop gap aimed at keeping the iPad name new and fresh.

Apple is looking at some pretty serious competition as of late. Android tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Motorola Xoom, are getting some rave reviews and the talk of HTC jumping into the game has really pushed Apple to make a move. Whether this was the right move or not remains to be seen. I, personally, am curious to see how Apple plans to market the iPad 3, if rumors are to be believed, so shortly after the release of the iPad 2… Time will only tell.

Source: Mike Agerbo, GetConnected

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15 comments

  1. Perry Prete | March 4, 2011 at 8:14 am

    The iPad2 may be new but the OS is still the same. Make the OS more user friendly. Smart marketing for Apple.

    HP’s webOS is the most innovative OS to come along but HP screwed up the launch. No confirmed released date or price.

    Too much competition now. Too many choices….

    Apple, Android, RIM, webOS???

  2. Chris | March 4, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Great! iPAD 1 was junk, iPAD 2 is slightly better. Now you Apple fanatics can spend even more of your money on another laptop minus the cover and keyboard in the iPAD 3! OMG what a naive bunch of suckers!!!

    Seriously though, thanks for the endorphins!

  3. Dave | March 4, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Chris, what an asinine comment. Because you do not like and want something does not mean it is not good. 15 million people disagree with you … and some very rich Apple stock holders not to mention Apple employees who obvious understand consumers much better than you.

    I am very surprised at how popular it is … well really how much people are willing to pay for it. I agree is it a disabled laptop, but it is incredibly small and no keyboard to get in the way is another way to look at it. I do not own own … it does not meet my needs and/or meet what I would pay for it. But that is me. Take your head out of the sand and realize other people may be smarter at some things than you.

  4. Guinea Pig Zed | March 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    No one mentions 15 million IPADs, must use less electricity than most computers. Not to mention plugging them in at night to recharge.
    Yes it has it’s limitations. I’m finding work arounds.
    Mine works best in my Etch A Sketch cover.
    Now I want IPAD 2 and 3.

  5. Sherman | March 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I have already seen on forums about people asking where to sell their iPad 1 to buy the iPad 2. There isn’t that large of a difference from 1-2 and yet people are so mesmerized by Apple that they will just buy anything.
    Don’t get me wrong, I think Apple makes a great product, but in an economy of uncertainty, maybe some people need to prioritize before buying the iPad 2 knowing that within a year (or 6 months as suggested in the article) their model will be obsolete.

  6. Alex | March 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Why don’t people wait until the RIM playbook to compare it to the iPad 2. You know what the iPad 1 has, just wait a month for the RIM model then decide. People just rushing in to buy more Apple stuff.

  7. Justin | March 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    People are so comical.

    Last year, the “IPAD” was the most useless, money-grabbing, piece of useless junk ever. Every major technology brand laughed it off…which is amusing, since they have all been following Apple around for decades.

    And what do you know? All these tech companies who slammed the IPAD are all lined up ready to take their shots at Apple in a market Apple created (again) and making their own versions of something they said was useless only a year ago. How typical.

    Since Microsoft STOLE Windows from Mac….the industry has been picking up Steve Jobs scraps for almost 30 years.

    Apple is the single mosty innovative and revolutionary tech company that has ever existed. Criticise them all you want, but they understand consumers better than anyone, and in all fairness, their products deliver better than most of the competition. I own a Blackberry, and love it. But I don’t deny that it is sloppy, and the 30 minute “Reboots” are ridiculous.

    Apple products are clean, simplified, and reliable. The iPod and iTunes revolutionized the music industry. The iPhone changed the phone industry, and now the same things is happening with tablets.

    Not to mention, their iMacs and Macbooks have made serious in-roads and continue to do so. Even their “hobby” Apple TV is the biggest selling TV streaming device of its kind, and the “Airplay” technology they use to sync it all together (flawlessly) is ground-breaking.

    Not to mention the software and apps they pump out, leaving everyone else in the dust.

    Point is, Apple works because they make the HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE. Who else does that? Everything else is a mash up of multiple companies, so what Apple is and has been doing is simply revolutionary: a fact that many analysts and shareholders, not to mention millions of consumers seem to agree with.

    But some people simply don’t like them. Fair enough, but the overboard criticisms are just plain ignorant.

    5 years from now, laptops will be done. We will all be carrying around tablet devices. Offices will have wireless keyboards and mouse and wireless screens (airplay-type technology) and the tablet will dock in a charger and be the evolution of the PC. When you are done, pick it up and go…you won’t need a hard-drive, that will be in the “cloud” …. using server farms, something everyone in the industry concedes is the next step…and who is already building the first massive server farm in north carolina? Apple.

    Hate them all you want, but no one has, or is doing what they are. They have more than earned their respect, and a lot of people simply choose to support a tech-company that has innovated and delivered more than anyone else in history.

  8. Brian | March 4, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    This is an old rumour and Apple dismissed it on Wednesday. When asked about iPad 3 for holiday 2011, they replied that “2011 is the year of iPad 2.”

  9. Linx | March 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Agreed…I do not have any Apple products but I am now considering pyrchasing a Ipad. If you can’t fight them join them

  10. Brent | March 4, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    iPad isn’t junk to most of it’s users, including me. A fantastic device which I use for work, entertainment and play. I have taken the iPad around the world, and it has served me well on all 7 continents.

    Quite simply, Apple was ahead of the curve on yet another product, and once again, defined and built a market. 90 per cent of market share in the segment seems to indicate that a lot of customers, voting with their dollars, believe the iPad to be the product of choice.

  11. Zach Swan | March 4, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I was waiting for iPad 2. Sadly, I will never buy one as long as Apple arrogantly refuses to include a USB or memory card slot. Disappointed.

  12. Jer | March 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    It was not 90% but 60%

    but still it is a standard in the modern buissness office

  13. johnX | March 5, 2011 at 1:36 am

    People need to stop thinking of ipads as laptops or laptop replacements. They are absolutely not replacing laptops or computers. They are ‘consumption’ devices, that are designed for portability and ease of use. Laptops are portable computers, that can do fairly ‘heavy’ workloads, and loads that require cpu intensive processing. Apple apps are designed for single purpose use, and are effective at making use of the limited resources to complete that task. They excel at doing exactly what they are designed for. The competition is still chasing the ‘Laptop replacement’, and so will not catch Apple, as they still are playing the Ram, Cpu, input game that computer makers play. Apple has been very effective at removing that marketing ploy from their game. And make no mistake, this is Apples game, they are making the rules, and settng the pace just like the iphone and ipod beforehand.

  14. Glenn | March 6, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Why would anyone think the iPad is junk. I own 2 net books and now with the iPad I seldom use my net books. If iPad had a flash Player it would be no. 1 with other tablets.

  15. Tom | March 7, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Ipad is a glorified iTouch. It is too big to take with you and not good enough to use as a laptop. People mesmorized by Apple products keep the company afloat.

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