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We’ve already heard rumours that Tuesday’s Apple event will include not only the fabled iPad Minis, but a refreshed version of the big guy, perhaps with new internals and a lightning port. This maybe could be it, maybe. And who doesn’t love to speculate?
We’ve seen evidence of a faster iPad 3 using the Apple A6 processor before and now 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple will announce a “refreshed version” of the full sized, 9.7-inch iPad with Retina Display at next week’s event. It looks like we might be getting a new updated iPad sooner than we thought.
This is interesting. MacRumors reports that an iOS developer found a new, unknown iPad device showing up in his app analytics. Though that usually means the next version of the iPad, the unknown iPad actually had the same footprint as the current iPad 3 — but with the faster processor of the iPhone 5. Hmm…
It’s no great secret or news that you can get a knockoff version of just about anything in China with just a little bit of haggling involved. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit one of Shanghai’s technology markets when I was there last week — and in doing so, come face to face with the “iPad 3″.
After promising to purge any mention of the 4G capabilities of the new iPad from its Australian marketing, it looks like Apple has come through. But rather than surgically make the change to just the Oz Apple Store, the company has taken a machete to all its major online fronts, lopping 4G from the US, UK, New Zealand, Canada, and Hong Kong stores, among many others.
The new iPad might have a gorgeous retina display, but a test from AnandTech shows that its predecessor gets better battery life.