Rumor war: Apple iPad 2 Vs iPad 3

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Silicon Valley, Feb 11: It's strange with rumor mills itself. Never heard of this situation before, rumors about the two products of same company compete each other in the gadget market. Yes, we are discussing about the rumors on iPad 2 and iPad 3.

We started to hear hoax news on iPad 2 from the mid of 2010. All these days we came across several specifications and features for iPad 2. And finally, Wall Street Journal came with a report that iPad 2 is in production stage. According to them, Apple is preparing a faster, thinner and lighter iPad as the second generation.

But, on Thursday, Feb 10, Silicon Valley was busy with rumors on iPad 3. It spread like a wildfire on web, making it an hot topic on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Forget iPad 2; Here comes iPad 3 in Sep 2011

It's all started after a post by John Gruber on his blog Daring Fireball. Gruber is considered as a well known Apple writer, whose most posts gave clues on Apple inside stories. In response to the launch of HP TouchPad tablet, Gruber wrote a post that hinted the arrival of iPad 3.

"Summer feels like a long time away. If my theory is right, they're not only going to be months behind the iPad 2, but if they slip until late summer, they might bump up against the release of the iPad 3. And not only did they announce this with a distant ship date, they did it with no word on pricing." said John Gruber.

Adding more spice, Gruber posted an update on Daring Fireball giving more hints about the specification and release date of Apple iPad 2 and iPad 3.

"An iPad 2, fairly soon. Say, a March announcement, shipping in the first week of April. Faster, more RAM, maybe more storage, thinner and lighter, a front-facing camera, Running iOS 4.3," said John Gruber.

"iPad 3, shipping in September, announced at the annual iPod event. Running iOS 5.1, same as the next-generation iPod Touch," Gruber added.

According to Gruber, Apple will plan a Sep release than the Jan or Apr, eyeing the holiday market. So, what do you think? Will Apple launch two variations of iPads in a single year? Let us know through your comments.

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