Rumors are already swirling that we’ll see the next generation of iPad this week. It is not just the launch date that is keeping people excited, there is a great amount of excitement over what to expect from iPad 3, which new features will appear in it.
Apple is expected to include Quad-core ARM based A6 processor in iPad 3. Quad-core designs are coming from various ARM partners and the Tegra 3 has already been launched by Nvidia, as well as the Snapdragon S4 from Qualcomm. 9to5mac has also reported to have found code references to quad-core.
Design and Display
Most experts are suggesting towards 2048×1536 Retina display on iPad 3, it may cause iPad to be little thicker. Additionally the next iPad is expected to have a higher-resolution display—one it’s likely to call a “Retina display”.
4G LTE Technology
iPad 3 may also feature LTE support. The new iPad may feature a Qualcomm 4G LTE Gobi 4000 chip.
iPad 3 might be the first device to carry iOS 5.1. According to reports, Apple will launch the iPad 3 and iOS 5.1 together.
The iPad 2 has the familiar 16/32/64GB storage options. A 128GB option for the iPad 3 is expected by many.
Rumors have included better cameras, either a 5 or 8 megapixel rear camera and a FaceTime HD front camera. The current VGA quality set-up on the iPad 2 is really unsatisfactory. That’d be a massive improvement and it would also bring Apple’s slate in line with the competition.
Siri at the moment is an exclusive feature of iPhone 4S. Apple put in a lot of money in Siri, and it was one of the most talked about feature in iPhone 4S. No doubt, Apple is interested in Siri for long term. We expect Apple to make Siri available for iPad, and all future iPhones, iPad 3 is a good contender for that as well. Going forward, Siri will no doubt be a staple feature of all Apple’s mobile-oriented devices
Near Field Communication
Apple is expected to build NFC chips directly inside its iPhone 5 and iPad 3 devices. Apple appears to be gearing up for a NFC revolution. It has made a lot of NFC hires, including a leading NFC expert and has patented a lot of NFC technology.
Only few days left before expected launch of iPad 3 and we’ll see whether our predictions were right. Apple is known to surprise tech world with something that nobody thought about, will it happen this time? Only time will tell.