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Apple Set to Reveal Two iPad 3 Models This Coming January [Rumor]

If you are a regular reader of Jaxov, then you should have encountered the news or rather rumors regarding the next generation iPad. The next-gen iPad or the iPad 3 which is said to launch sometime in 2012 is currently ripe for rumors especially with regards to its specifications. According to a new report, Apple is set to unveil its next generation iPad this coming January and it will come in two versions.

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The Cupertino giant is said to reveal its upcoming follow-up to the iPad 2 this coming January 26th 2012 which will be taking place in the MacWorld / iWorld conference. To no one's surprise, this particular bit of news came from Taiwan-based IT insiders DigiTimes, citing their usual sources inside the supply chain. It is worth noting that Apple has officially withdrew from MacWorld in December 2008 and made their official appearance in January 2009. So this claim from DigiTimes is somehow a little bit far-fetched.

But at the meat of the report, DigiTimes claims that the next-generation iPad will be released in two versions which will be joining the current iPad 2. According to the sources, this is Apple's way of cover the entry-level, mid-range and high-end market segments. The iPad 2 is said to be the one who will be competing with the Kindle Fire while the newer models will be targeting the mid-range and high-end markets.

As for the specifications of the newer model iPads that will be announced, DigiTimes claims that both the mid-range and high-end models will feature 9.7-inch displays supporting a resolution of 2048×1536, quad-core A6 chips, 5 and 8 megapixal cameras. What makes the high-end model different is that it reportedly has double the battery life at 14,000mAh.

This isn't certainly the first time that an iPad HD was mentioned in reports but it is highly doubtful that Apple will be introducing two different models of the iPad 3. DigiTimes isn't exactly the most reliable source when it comes to news like this, so take this one with a grain of salt. [via MacRumors]

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