Prepare to diarise some excitement: it looks like the feverishly anticipatedwill land on 7 March -- but will it be a 4G tablet?
The big news is that the iPad 3 could use LTE to connect to the Internet when you're out and about. LTE is theafter 3G. It's known as 4G, even though it technically isn't 4G, and is becoming widespread in the US -- but here in Blighty we're way behind, with and .
4G is relatively uncommon around the world, so a 4G iPad appears to be against Apple's policy of producing one device at a time. But the different types of technology used by different phone networks did lead to the
The latest reports claim the new iPad will sport a 2,048x1,536-pixel retina display, bringing the Apple tablet's screen up to the eye-scorching level of detail seen in the iPhone. That'll make it seriously impressive for watching high-definition movies, enjoying photos or editing your video in theapp.
Inside there'll be a whopping quad-core Apple A6 chip, which should keep the iPad 3 ticking along in a suitably speedy fashion.
The improvements sound substantal enough over the iPad 2 to warrant the name jumping to 3, rather than upgrading slightly to an, as some reports have suggested.
Want some more rampant speculation and unfounded conjecture? Then waste no time in pressing play on our video below, wherein our own Jason Jenkins and Luke Westaway cut through the rumours to discuss what we're likely to see in the new iPad -- and what we'd like to see.
Of course, none of this is definite until we hear it from the horse's mouth -- even Apple employees don't get to hear about new products in advance. But in the meantime, feast your eyes on our favourite CNET UK's Facebook page.. Disgorge your thoughts on the iPad 3 in the comments below, or on