Today should see the unveiling of the iPad 3 by Apple in simultaneous events broadcast in San Francisco and London.
What though will CEO Tim Cook be unveiling – assuming that it is a new tablet device and Apple have not hoodwinked the public? Here are things to expect and not to expect for the new iPad.
The display is thought to be a key area which has been worked on by Apple, the retina screen is expected to be able to offer 1080 pixels HD. It has led for some to believe that the new tablet will be known as the iPad HD rather than the iPad 3.
One thing almost certain is that an upgraded processor, possibly an A6 chip will be inserted into the tablet. Many are hoping that it will be a quad-core processor although it could well be a dual-core chip like the A5 which presently powers the iPad 2.
One of the points that is up for debate is the camera. Although the iPad 2 offers front and rear camera options neither have produced spectacular results. Apple could upgrade the picture quality although that may already be sorted if the retina screen offers better resolution and a quad-core processor.
From what is expected to what may not make the announcement today. Apple TV is still a project in motion and whilst it is thought a development timeline will be announced, not many are expecting the launch of an all-in-one television set.
Likewise a mini-iPad is not thought to be a serious possibility despite Amazon’s Kindle Fire offering competition with their smaller tablet. Steve Jobs has always stated that the iPad needed to be a certain size and it appears Apple are sticking with their former boss’ mantra.