Apple to make iPad3 announcement in March (try not to mention Foxconn)
Apple will be announcing things about the iPad 3 on Wednesday, March 7th. Possibly. Nothing has been confirmed of course, but the sources leaking this information are making a lot of noise about this.
So what will be in the announcement? Well, if the mutterings are correct, the iPad 3 will have a quad-core processor and LTE compatibility. That'll mean nothing to most of you and, in fairness, everyone at Bitterwallet too.
Basically, LTE offers faster data speeds than 3G and isn't available in the UK yet. It seems likely that LTE may be held back 'til the next iPhone, but Apple may want to show-off to its rivals.
Other rumours also state that the new iPad will have a 'retina display', with an improved screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
Meanwhile, before all this kicks off, Apple are carrying out inspections at their Shenzhen factory known as Foxconn City. That's where loads of people committed suicide. "We believe that workers everywhere have the right to a safe and fair work environment, which is why we've asked the FLA to independently assess the performance of our largest suppliers," said Apple chief-exec Tim Cook said in a statement. "The inspections now underway are unprecedented in the electronics industry, both in scale and scope, and we appreciate the FLA agreeing to take the unusual step of identifying the factories in their reports."
Over on the Mobot side of the office, Lewis has been throwing together all the iPad 3 rumours into one easy-digestable post, for your reading pleasure.