The biggest question about the iPad 3 is not so much what will it be (obviously it will be better than the iPad2 and that’s good enough for most folk) but when can we get one? Until now the consensus has been that it will be 2012 before we can do so. However, some pundits are now saying we will see the iPad 3 released in 2011
It has also been the consensus that what would delay a 2011 release is the supply of suitable displays. One factor is that Samsung is a big supplier of iPad screens and yet Apple and Samsung are at loggerheads in the courts over the iPhone.
However, in my opinion, 2012 is still the more likely date because it would surely be the case that the iPad 3 would steal sales from the iPad 2, unless Apple were to drop the price of the iPad 2 to overcome the presence of a superior model in the market. Also, there has been n confirmation yet of Apple actually having agreed supply of key components from manufacturers. It has to be said that in the past reliable rumours (if there is such have thing) have come form manufacturers or sources close to them.
I guess we will have to wait a little longer to know for sure…. as always, Apple loves to generate hype and interest in this manner.