It was reportedly rumored that iPad 3 rumors are on the rise. If that sounds like déjà vu then it is. Remember iPhone 5 rumors? We ended up with iPhone 4S and its sexy assistant Siri. The same might be repeating itself for iPad 3. There are rumors, rumors and more rumors. Some are easy to believe, some are too obvious that they just sound foolish.
iPad 3 is going to be insanely fast
This one’s from BusinessInsider
Thank you BusinessInsider for that insight. That was really a harder conclusion to draw after we have seen Apple launch so many products.
Well, do you think Apple which is sitting on a pile of cash and a dominant market position will just release a slower iPad? Do you?
iPad 3 will come with Retina display and insane screen resolution
This one’s from ibtimes
Retina display and a resolution of 2048×1536. Basically the same as what we have seen in iPhone 4S. This would be to nice to have though.
Apple to ship iPad 3 in March and iPad 4 in October
This one’s from DigiTimes
Really? While you are there why not iPad 5 in December just in time for Christmas? If it’s a rumor, why not make it large and insanely insane.
Apple never releases more than one revision of the product in a year.
A side note about DigiTimes : This is the source which is credited with any rumor coming out of Taiwan typically attributing to the suppliers this or suppliers that. All the publications who link to DigiTimes debunk it. Yet they continue to link to it repeatedly.
Rumors, especially if they are about Apple, sells. But people don’t want to mess up their reputation when the rumor turns out to be just that. They typically take refuge in DigiTimes. Surprisingly, Digitimes provides it repeatedly.
iPad 3 to come with 8MP camera
And a FaceTime HD front-facing camera. That’s possible and probable too. But Apple never takes a huge leap of faith. iPad 2 didn’t have a 1 MP on it. And going to a 8MP camera is just too big a jump. Apple can take it and also get away with it. But is it likely? I don’t think so.
I would love to be wrong on this one though.
iPad 3 will be 1 mm thicker
Yeah like you measured it with a vernier calipers. Of course, the rumorists offer their explanation. The extra thickness is to allow iPad 3’s 8 MP rear camera and a better front-facing camera. Why can’t Apple just make a thinner camera or force its suppliers to do so? Gaining weight for a pretty picture isn’t what our gadgets should be doing.
1 mm thickness wouldn’t kill for getting 8 MP pictures but I’m worried about the MP and not the mm.
The bottom line is, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be a rumorist. You can make up your own rumors. So, what’s your iPad 3 rumor?
Irony is, iPad 3 the name itself could turn out to be a rumor just like iPhone 5. For all we know next iPad could be iPad 2S. Oh! I love this gadget world. So much fodder to chew on. Always.