Apple could be prepping a new, slightly improved edition of its current-gen iPad tablet computer, an analyst claims, with a higher-res screen to pull in the fanboys.
According to a note to investors from Craig Berger of FBR Capital Markets, The House of Cupertino is working on a device he dubs the 'iPad 2 Plus', which differs from its predecessor by dint of a display with pixel density of between 250 and 300 pixel per inch. That compares to the 132 pixels per inch on the second-gen Apple slate we know and love.
Berger claims that although orders for parts have yet to placed, suggesting that the device is far from set in stone just yet, Apple is currently sounding out suppliers for the display.
He stated: “There are some indications from the supply chain that Apple may look to introduce an 'iPad 2 Plus' device as they put out request for quotes from various component suppliers for this marginally different device.”
Rumours of Apple’s plans to refresh its best-selling tablet come amid forecasts that the next-gen edition could land this year and could even be here as early as August – a mere six months after the iPad 2 hit stores.
If online chatter is to believed, Cupertino is also mooting a slimmed-down six-inch version and could incorporate the same retina display we saw in the iPhone 4.
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