IPad 3 production starts, said to have High-Def screen, LTE
iPad 3 rumors have been a muck these past few months with an assortment of claims. Today some of those rumors can finally be put to rest with information from Bloomburg, saying the production of the new iPad 3 is now in production with an expected availability around March, 2012 time frame.
Apple’s iPad 3 will feature a high-def screen and sporting a quad-core processor. After ramping up the company’s manufacturing partners in Asia for the iPad 3 this month, full volumes are expected to reach around February from one source, which asked not to be named as details are not yet public. With the incorporation of a quad-core processor consumers will finally get hold of the fastest iPad 3 released by Apple.
Also accompanying the iPad 3 will be LTE technology, giving the iPad 3 access to next generation networks. “Smartphone makers, including Samsung, Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) and Nokia Oyj (NOKIA), have already introduced smartphones that work on the faster networks. Apple is bringing LTE to the iPad before the iPhone because the tablet has a bigger battery and can better support the power requirements of the newer technology, said one of the people.”, Bloomberg said on its website.
Assembly will be handled by one of Apple’s main manufacturing partners, Foxconn Technology Group, which receives about 22 percent of its sales from Apple, according to supply-chain data compiled by Bloomberg.
Bloomberg also mentioned on its website “The new display is capable of greater resolution than the current iPad, with more pixels on its screen than some high- definition televisions, the person said. The pixels are small enough to make the images look like printed material, according to the person. Videos begin playing almost instantly because of the additional graphics processing, the person said.”