We have heard them all repeatedly: high resolution Retina Display, A6 processor, 4G and LTE compatibility, and of course, improved cameras. These speculations have been tailing the highly anticipated launching of the iPad 3. It’s like everyone is breathing every single update of the iPad 2 successor. So aside from what has been mentioned, what other iPad 3 features can we expect?
Rumors have been going round the block saying that the Apple iPad 3 will be adopting Siri, the virtual assistant from the iPhone 4S that has undoubtedly contributed much to its success. And this totally made sense since Siri didn’t only make their owner’s lives easier but also entertained them. But Siri had her own limitations. And this included availability in different languages. Currently, the iPhone 4S virtual assistant is accessible in languages such as in English, German, and French.
With the most-awaited release of the iPad 3 and with Siri being a part of it, there is some proof to believe that the speech recognition interface will next be supporting the Japanese language. In fact, when the iPhone 4S Siri is asked what languages she speaks her answer will include Japanese although not the case. She might just have given away the plan for Apple’s next step.
Moreover MacRumors had reported that, “It’s possible that Siri’s additional languages will be launched with the iPad 3 release next month.” But regarding the availability of Siri in Chinese and Russian languages, word has still to be heard of it.
Almost everyone who are closely following the updates of the anticipated iPad 2 successor are buzzing about a March 7 iPad 3 release date. It seems like the whole world is talking about it but still the Apple corporation remains mum on the matter.
So why should we believe that the iPad 3 release date will be on the 7th of March? First and foremost, All Things D published a report last week which stated that the iPad 3 will be due early on in March. Aside from this, the date perfectly parallels with the release schedule of preceding iPads. Also The Loop and especially iMore, an Apple blog that had successfully cited “sources who have been reliable in the past”, announced on their site that March 7 Wednesday is the iPad 3 release date. And it is usually during Wednesdays that Apple is so fund of holding events.
If previous sales are to repeat themselves then iPad 3 will debut on March 7, a Wednesday, and be available for purchase in stores by March 16, a Friday. Then finally distribute globally by the end of March.
Moving on to a few popular speculations about the iPad 3, arguments whether there will be or there will be no Retina Display feature is rising. While some reports confidently announce that iPad 3 will indeed be equipped with the new Retina Display. Other sources who referred to the previous CES iPad 3 sighting, said that it will have no major changes and will in fact be an iPad 2S. But somehow, the iPad 3 rumor of not having the Retina Display just yet could be true since there have been reports that Apple had issue sourcing these items.
When it comes to the iPad 3 processor (which had different groups disputing over an A6 processor or only an updated version of the A5), iMore (but not Apple) said that they can confirm that the iPad 3 will have a quad-core processor. The only thing they are not certain about is if the gadget will have the LTE compatibility.
Lastly, iPad 3 rumors of the release of a smaller 7” display have not gone away. Even The Wall Street Journal reported last time that Apple has been testing a version of the iPad with a smaller screen. This can be probable though since the form factor and affordability are growing segments in the market. And they’re something that Apple has to begin becoming competitive with if they want to stay ahead of the sales game.