Revamped iPad 3 a possibility, says DigiTimes
The new iPad will reportedly be revamped with an enlarged camera lens and a battery that will prevent overheating
The iPad 3 could be released before the year is out, alongside the iPhone 5.
Unnamed supply chain sources who spoke to DigiTimes said Apple is making changes to the current new iPad to rectify a couple of issues:
'The sources said the new iPad's battery is being revised, which will help prevent overheating issues and could possibly make the device slightly lighter and thinner than previously designed. However, no comments were offered as to why the lens is being enlarged,' DigiTimes claimed.
This isn't the first instance of the rumour. Newspaper Apple Daily was also told by its sources that Apple would be releasing an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad in the summer of 2012.
According to the same story, Apple is reportedly shifting production of panels usually supplied by Samsung to Sharp, and said panels for the revised iPad will be feature indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) panel technology, which would mean thinner proportions and an extended battery life.
Considering the size of storm caused by the 'antennagate' signal drop-out issues caused by the legendary 'death grip' needed to release a remedy, we can't see the not-so-widely-reported issue of a warm battery needing a revised iPad. If anything, it would annoy consumers who have bought the inferior version.
Plus the new iPad really hasn't been out very long, which makes us thing a 2012 would be too soon - assuming there's any truth to this story.