iPad 3 in March a reality, but October launch for iPad 4 'made-up nonsense' says Daring Fireball's Gruber
While a MarchÂ roll outÂ for aÂ 'full HD' iPad 3 seems realistic, the concept of a higher-spec sequelÂ hitting the shelvesÂ just six months later Â– a strategy that would represent a complete departure from the norm for Apple Â–Â 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?" openedÂ Gruber, whoÂ is noted for his firmÂ 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,"Â 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 aÂ lower-end retina-free SKUÂ sporting theÂ currentÂ 1024 x 768 display.
[source: Apple Insider]