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Apple iPad3 coming March 7, smaller version may be in the works

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The iPad3 is due for unveiling March 7, while a smaller version is in the works.

Apple Inc. fans drool over every new release of the company’s hardware and March 7 they’ll get their first look at the new iPad3, accoridng to iMore.

Quoting “sources reliable in the past,” Rene Richie says, it will feature a quad-core Apple A6 system-on-a-chip, 2048×1536 Retina display, and possibly 4G LTE networking.

The site admits the 4G LTE and quad core system are both speculative at this point.

Rumors say the new iPad3 may also have better cameras.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is testing a smaller version of the iPad with a screen of about 8 inches, a size that would put it in competition with Amazon’s Kindle Fire – especially if priced lower.

Personally, we find the smaller form factor of the Kindle Fire is much easier to use generally than the 10-inch tablets we tried – although we haven’t used an iPad.

We think Apple needs some lower-priced entry level products now that cheap mp3 players are everywhere, high powered PC laptops go for under $500, and inexpensive tablets such as the Kindle Fire are available.