Special report: iPad 3 / New iPad : What You Need To Know
Hands on: iPad 3 Review
A number of reports suggest we could be seeing the iPad 3 in just two short months, and it will come with a much higher resolution screen.
According to Citi analyst Richard Gardner Apple is all set to show off its iPad 3 in February and according to several sources he has spoken to, the next-gen tablet from Apple will have double the resolution of the iPad 2.
These details emerged from a research note from Gardner which was spotted by Business Insider, in which Gardner also says that Apple have no technical hurdles left to jump to get the new iPad into production and we should be seeing it launched in February.
It would mean that we would be seeing an iPad with a resolution of 2,048x1,536 pixels giving it 264ppi which is not quite the 326ppi of the iPhone’s Retina Display, but would still be double that of the iPad 2.
Elsewhere it has been reported that Foxconn will begin production of the iPad 3 in January with production ramping up to produce almost 10 million units in the first quarter of 2012.
This will mean that production of the iPad 2, while remaining high in Q4 2011 at around 14-15million units, will drop dramatically to just four million units in Q1 2012.
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