new version of Apple's iPad is set to go on sale within the coming
months, unnamed insiders have told Bloomberg (via Game Informer). Sources say that
mass-production on the iPad 3 began with the new year, with Chinese
factories operating 24/7 to churn out enough Pads to meet a March
launch for the device.
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new iPad, which will be Apple's first big hardware launch since the
death of Steve Jobs, is said to boast an HD screen capable of
displaying resolutions exceeding those of some so-called HDTV sets.
It'll also contain a quad-core processor to speed up app-switching,
improve video playback, and – in deference to the fact that you're
not reading this in Forbes – increase the device's
already-impressive potential as a games medium.
also be the first Apple device to support the LTE (3GPP Long-Term
Evolution) wireless standard, allowing improved network performance
when carriers such as AT&T and Verizon activate the LTE networks
currently in development. Apple hasn't confirmed or denied the
device's March launch date.