The rumor “the iPad 3 coming in February” may come true. Before the strong competition from other handsets, Apple is going to launch an iPad 3 soon in February. It is likely that the iPad 3 will largely bring a much higher resolution, making it difficult for other manufacturers to get a similar screen in volume.
The iPad 3 may be visual tablets which allow the iPad to look better than the low-cost alternative handsets. The new (presumably Retina) display apparently requires more resources, so rather than getting slimmer, this new iPad may actually chub out a bit, consistent with the newest reveal on the new iPad case. However, fast product refreshes don’t bring a lot of changes because there isn’t the time to work them through, which may make the iPad 3 an in-line update.
There is also a strong belief that Apple’s refreshed product will be equipped with the Samsung A6 quad-core processor, the Tegra 3 five-core chip and a new Retina display to make photos quickly.
Apple is facing a number of threats in the coming year; particularly from better competitive products to broadened lines from Amazon Kindle Fire that could more aggressively attack the iPad’s dominance. So whether the launch of the iPad 3 will bring Apple such a success as Apple 2, all will be clear in the coming time.