Although Apple insisted 2011 would be ‘they year of the iPad 2,’ rumours to the contrary only continue to intensify. An analyst from FBR Capital Markets, Craig Berger is predicting the launch of an ‘iPad 2 Plus’ in September, a ‘marginally different device’ with twice the pixel density of the current model.
According to PC world, Berger has been in contact with parts of Apple’s supply chain, who are gearing up to begin assembling the higher-spec tablet, along with the iPhone 5.
The new reports corroborate earlier exciting but unsubstantiated iPad rumours, with Digitimes claiming the company has been working on a ‘thinner and lighter’ iPad with a higher-resolution, 250dpi screen, likely to go on sale in October.
They’re also in line with stories from the Cult of Mac weeks before the launch of the iPad 2, which cited an Apple employee as saying the company had had ‘problem’s along the way’ in developing the second generation tablet and are planning to release an iPad 3 later in the year.