DigiTimes Claim Chowder

DigiTimes “reports”:

Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPad — which will come in two versions — at the iWorld scheduled for January 26, 2012, according to sources at its supply chain partners. The new models will join the existing iPad 2 to demonstrate Apple’s complete iPad series targeting the entry-level, mid-range and high-end market segments, the sources claimed.

False. Apple isn’t unveiling anything at iWorld. And if there are two new models, I’m pretty sure that’s the same as with iPads 1 and 2: Wi-Fi-only and 3G. (It would make sense if the iPad 3 were like the iPhone 4S, with a single cellular model that works on both GSM and CDMA networks.)

Instead of the previously-rumored 7.85-inch, the upcoming iPad models will still feature 9.7-inch screens but come with QXGA resolution (1,536 × 2,048 pixels), the sources indicated.

“Previously-rumored” 7.85-inch screen, huh? Previously-rumored according to whom? Oh, that’s right — by the bozos at DigiTimes two weeks ago. The simple boring truth is, the iPad 3 has been planned to have a 9.7-inch 2,048 × 1,536 display all along.

Thursday, 29 December 2011