There are some rumors in regards of Apple intention to release updated iPad 3 tablet model with 9.7-inch touch screen display. The current generation of Apple iPad 3 tablet has been released a few months ago. It came with famous high resolution 2048 × 1536 pixels Retina display, powered by 2-core Apple A5X processor and 4-core graphic controller. There were also rear 5 megapixels camera, Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0 adapters, GPS receiver and a number of sensors.
The updated model expected to come with a new type of touch screen display based on indium gallium zinc oxide IGZO panel technology Such displays have a high resolution and a low power consumption. In addition, they have a large viewing angle and good colors. IGZO panel technology should help with even thinner tablet design and longer battery time. The updated iPad 3 expected to be introduced at the end of summer 2012.
According to some forecasts sales of tablets could reach 119 million units in 2012 while Apple’s share of total sales may reach 72%.