iPad 3 in March a reality, but October launch for iPad 4 'made-up nonsense' says Daring Fireball's Gruber
While a March¬†roll out¬†for a¬†'full HD' iPad 3 seems realistic, the concept of a higher-spec sequel¬†hitting the shelves¬†just six months later ¬Ė a strategy that would represent a complete departure from the norm for Apple ¬Ė¬†is comparatively far fetched.
It didn't take long for technology blogger John Gruber of Daring Fireball to insinuate as much, taking to his blog to declare a March launch as "completely accurate", before rubbishing all talk of iPad 4 in 2012.
Half and half
"Wait a minute. What's going on here?" opened¬†Gruber, who¬†is noted for his firm¬†handle on all things Apple.
"A DigiTimes report about Apple and the iPad that's completely accurate? No completely made-up nonsense? Is something wrong with me?"
Gruber followed by making reference to the 'killer application' equipped iPad 4, due for launch in October according to DigiTimes.
"OK, phew, what a relief,"¬†he concluded.
Gruber has previously told MacWorld he expects Apple to either continue to sell the existing iPad 2 alongside any new models, or launch a¬†lower-end retina-free SKU¬†sporting the¬†current¬†1024 x 768 display.
[source: Apple Insider]