If Apple does release a new iPad this year, it will be a high-end model with a greater pixel density display rather than an entirely new third-generation model, according to a new report.
Analyst Craig Berger with FBR Capital Markets cited contacts in Apple’s overseas supply chain in a note to investors that says Apple could release a so-called “iPad 2 Plus” later this year. He was told that component makers have received requests-for-quotes from Apple for such a device, though no production schedule has been confirmed.
“We hear Apple could migrate the iPad’s display resolution from a current pixel density of 132 (pixels per inch) to 250-300 ppi for the ‘iPad 2 Plus’ (note that the iPhone 4’s screen is 326 ppi),” Berger wrote.
But Berger also cautioned that while the information shared is “interesting,” he would need to hear more information about a new hardware model before “fully believing” that a new model iPad will debut this year.
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AppleInsider | Rumor: Apple may release ‘iPad 2 Plus’ with high-res display this year.