It’s pretty clear now that next Wednesday, on March 7th we’ll see the iPAd 3 being launched. Whether or not it will be called the iPad HD or iPad 2S we don’t know, but now it appears that Apple will also be unveiling a cheaper 8GB iPad 2 on the same date.

The info comes from sources from the upstream supply chain, saying that we’ll also get two iPad 3 models: a 16GB unit and a 32GB one. Expectations are great for iPad tablets, with new estimations saying that the Cupertino giant might ship in Q1 2012 double the amount originally estimated weeks ago. I remind you that the iPad 3 is expected to have a 9.7 inch Full HD QXGA panel with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution and a backlight module with two LED light bars.

Other rumored specs include a quad core Apple A6 processor, LTE and a 5 or 8 megapixel camera. Are you getting the iPad 3 or the cheaper iPad 2 8 GB and why? I also expect iOS 5.1 to debut during the same and maybe we’ll see some fresh apps to rock the new tablet, like Garage Band did last year.

  • D_Han

    I think this is the beginning of the post Jobs downward slide of Apple.  Jobs would not have offered all these iPad variations.  Along with the iPad 3, we will have a 8 GB iPad 2 and an iPad Mini coming out this summer.  It looks like Apple is getting too concerned with revenue growth to increase their stock price as opposed to simply offering the best product in its class.

    I think this is the start of the end of its dominance.