iPad3 3D and iPad mini
visitor of Display Taiwan 2011 put his hands on what may be a prototype of the next 3D iPad3 with 3G connection and an autostereoscopic HD screen, a device that is supposed to appear as soon as Fabruary 2012. We heard recently a rumor stating a resolution increase of 33%. Watch the video report here under.
Global shipments of tablet PCs are expected to reach 60 million units in 2011, of which 70% will be Apple's iPads. To cash in on market demand as well as market expectations (and under pressure from the Kindle), Apple is expected to release its next-generation iPad3s at the end of first quarter 2012.
Apple is also expected to launch later next year a smaller version of the iPad3 dubbed "iPad3 mini", with a 20 cm (7.85 inches) display size. The actual iPad has a 25.6 com (10.1 inches) screen.
More future "iPad3 mini" rumors
Apple will buy the display panels from LG Display and from AU Optronics, according to Digitimes. component suppliers in Taiwan make us beleive that the new "iPad3 mini" will have a 7.85 inches Retina HD display, a camera, 128 Gb of maximum storage capacity, and for the first time in the iPad family, a micro-USB port.
Visit osxdaily (15 Dec 2011) for more "iPad family" rumors.
Video report from the Taiwan Display exhibition
Amazon sold 1,000,000 Kindle tablet (109$ in the US) in the last three weeks.