There’s been a number of rumors going around saying that the next generation iPad that is being expected to be released sometime in 2012. The source stating this is Digitimes for a number of these reports coming in, though these claims are starting to increase and become questionable.
The two newest products that have been described as to be targetting the middle range and also higher end segments.
Records have been mixed of Digitimes within their rumors for Apple related news with Macrumors’s own tracking that places their accuracy just at 55%. In the examination of the rumor just a little closer, this is indeed not the first time that an even higher end “HD” iPad has been clued in. It is also suggested by ThisIsMyNext back in July of 2011 that this may be possible. Currently though, the “iPad HD” was being explained as a “pro” type of device that would be aimed towards photo and video pros. As Apple is being expected widely to be revealing a new Retina display somewhere around 2012, the rumors that have been prevailing recently have suggested that Apple would tear the iPad lineup in half and make middle and high range models.
The higher end iPad questions put aside, the even harder, other claim that is quite difficult to believe is the news from Digitimes about the newer devices being launched at Macworld aka iWorld, the conference. Apple became officially no longer a part of the Macworld Expos as of December 2008, and the last presence of them was in January of 2009. At the time Apple had said that that trade shows were then becoming less and less of a part of the strategy, within Apple. With a single weeks notice, Apple had been successful with just releasing their own media events on their own timetable for releasing their newest products.
It has been continued by Macworld in their media events, without Apple, though with a much smaller presence than seen before. But this year, the conference was rebranded as Macworld aka iWorld, which actually reflects the much increasing importance of the iOS ecosystem.