The rumoured launch of a newbefore the end of the year is looking less and less likely. Industry experts are scotching arriving in time for Christmas, so we'll have to wait until 2012.
JP Morgan analyst Mark Moskowitz, talking to AllThingsD, pricks the balloon of speculation among investors that Apple has a new iPad waiting in the wings. Although there are prototypes of a new slate on the slate -- so to speak -- there's no suggestion that a third iPad is anywhere near rolling off production lines just yet.
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Meanwhile the next iPhone almost certainly will launch before the end of the year. There may be a full-blown iPhone 5 and a cheaper iPhone 4S -- we'll find out . The tension is unbearable!
Why are we so keen to see a new iPad, less than a year after the iPad 2 launched? Because the iPad 2 made relatively minor changes to the original, barring the slimmer case. It's certainly a thing of beauty with its tapered edges and slender frame, but we always want more -- we're insatiable like that.
In particular, we'd like to see an iPad with a beefed-up screen. The current screen hasn't been upgraded from the previous model, which is kind of a disappointment when compared to the eye-melting retina display on the iPhone 4. We want our movies to look glorious -- especially as rival slates such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 are starting to boast all manner of AMOLED high-definition super-screens.
What would you like to see in the next generation of iPad? And if the iPad 3 isn't immediately on the horizon, which rival tablets could be a serious contender in the meantime? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Facebook page.