Only three months have passed since the release of the new iPad and rumors have started surfacing that Apple is considering releasing another version of iPad this summer. The source which has claimed this happens to be Apple Daily, which is a Hong Kong based tech newspaper. According to this newspaper, Apple has been gearing up to launch another 9.7 inch version of its tablet as soon as this summer.
This certainly seems to be very impractical, considering that the new iPad has been doing pretty good in the market. But nothing can be said for sure about the tech industry these days since the trends keep changes at a very abrupt pace. As per the details of the report, the updated version of the iPad would come with “indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) panel technology to allow the device to feature an even thinner design and longer battery life.”
Another important change that would be seen in the updated version of iPad, as per the sources, is that Apple would change the panel supplier for its devices from Samsung to Sharp. There has been a legal battle going on between Apple and Samsung for more than a year now, where each is accusing the other of patent infringement. May be Apple does not want to relay on Samsung anymore and has hence decided to strike a partnership with Sharp instead.
There have also been other rumors regarding another iPad to be launched this year. Previously, a tech source claimed that Apple has been preparing for the launch of a 10 inch iPad in the quarter 4 of 2012. But so far there isn’t any official backing of these rumors and everything is purely based on speculations. Besides, it seems highly unlikely that Apple would launch another iPad only three months after the launch of the new iPad. Apple also needs to work on the updated version of iPhone that is set to be released in the fall of this year. So to see what actually happens, we would have to wait for a few months.