The iPad 2 remains by far the most popular tablet, but competition has certainly stepped up the ante in recent months. Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet has reportedly sold well, while other contenders like the Samsung Galaxy Tab and BlackBerry PlayBook continue to pressure Apple to retain its lead.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, the iPad 3 is slated to launch in March. Citing “three people familiar with the product,” Bloomberg has stated that the iPad 3 is anticipated to sport a “high-definition screen”—AKA the tablet version of iPhone’s famous Retina Display—and run on a potent quad-core processor. It is also believed that device will also be compatible with Long-Term Evolution networks.
Production is ramping up this month and will reach full volumes by February, the report suggests. If it’s true that the iPad 3 will support LTE, then it is all but guaranteed for the iPhone 5 as well, which is expected to launch this summer.