Apple has a big event announced for March 7. The invite says “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The consensus is that a new iPad will be announced that day. Here’s a roundup of many of the rumors on the new iPad 3.
TUAW is guessing it will have “a high-resolution display, a major bump in the processor, Siri and possibly LTE.”
Bloomberg is saying the device will go on sale in March, and it “will sport a high-definition screen, run a faster processor and work with next-generation wireless networks.” It will have a quad-core chip so users can switch between apps faster.
Boy Genius Report says there will be 2 versions, one with wifi only and one with wifi and GSM/CDMA/LTE so it can be used on all carriers. The report also says the new iPad will be a quad-core model, so it will be much faster than the iPad 2.
MacRumors says the new iPad will have a better camera, with a larger lens, and 8 megapixel resolution (up from 1 megapixel in the iPad 2). The iPhone 4S has an 8 megapixel camera already, so this means the iPad camera would finally be as good as the iPhone camera.
Ars Technica has their own iPad 3 rumor roundup which highlights the “retina display” doubling the number of pixels in both dimensions, for a pixel density of 260ppi. It also mentions the 4G/LTE support, so that it could be used on the new Verizon and AT&T high-speed networks. They also mention the rumor of Siri on the new iPad.