It is looking increasingly likely that Apple are planning a third assault on the tablet market with the companies third rendition of the iPad.
Although it hasn’t been confirmed if the next iPad will be a slightly updated iPad 2S or a totally reinvented iPad 3, rumors suggest that Apple are currently stockpiling up to 2 million of the new tablets for launch.
What we do know is that the new iPads, which are currently known internally as code names ‘J1’ and ‘J2’ will feature newer sizes, specifications and technologies including higher resolution screens.
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It is interesting that Apple are considering newer sizes and could be the reason for the lack of iPod Touch update (other than a white model being offered) at the ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ keynote event.
A smaller iPad, possibly measuring 8.9 inches would also help Apple fend off Amazons current Kindle Fire and rumored larger 2nd generation Kindle Fire tablet which is thought to be under development.
So, how long do we have to wait for an iPad refresh, well according to Appleinsider we could possibly see the next version of the iPad, or possibly larger iPod, before the end of the year with another Apple tablet update coming either March of September 2012!