Apple manufacturing partners have started assembling the third-generation iPad ahead of its grand reveal in March, reports suggest.
According to Chinese sources cited by Japanese site Macotakara, Foxconn and Pegatron are manufacturing 85 per cent and 15 per cent of the initial batch respectively and are aiming to ship their consignments in early March.
Macotakara’s tech deep throats also apparently corroborated recent rumours that the iPad 3 will differ not a jot from the second-generation Apple tablet in the design stakes, kyboshing earlier speculation that a radical new look is on the cards this time around.
Alas, they didn’t make expound on conjecture over whether the iPad 3 will feature a super high-density retina display of the sort that stars on the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4. But, for what it’s worth, we think that’s the least we can expect if Apple really does retain the same design and still wants us to shell out for its new tablet.
Other mooted specs include a quad-core processor to keep everything ticking over smoother than Bryan Ferry at his Roxy peak, plus 4S support for super-fast web browsing.
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