iPad 3 from Apple is going to be a 6-inch iPad with Retina Display (2048×1536 resolution) similar to the iPhone 4, says Ming-Chi Kuo: Sandpaper Anyone?

February 19, 2011, By Shawn Wagnon

It seems like Apple is stocking up on the sandpapers as well. Maybe they are coming in from china as well, in bulk! Remember Mr. Jobs famous quote of “7-inch tablets are dead on arrival and you need to throw sandpapers in so that users can sand their fingers to quarter of their size for using them”? Well, we will not hold it against Steve Jobs till we actually see the proof, but if the reported 6-inch tablets are on their way, then he better throw them in as well. You know, to back up his talk…

Industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a reputation of getting Apple predictions right and if this came from other sources, then we would not have taken it so seriously. But the news floating around is that Ming believes a smaller iPad is on its way into the market and it will not be the iPad 2. But following the launch of iPad 2 will come this 6-inch iPad that will sport the Retina Display, which so many have been clamoring for.

While we are hesitant to call it so, this “iPad 3” will supposedly come with the 2048×1536 resolution screen and will match the quality of the iPhone display and will also carry twice the RAM of current iPad. With other separate reports also confirming the possibility of a mini-iPad in the works, it seems it is time to forget about the iPhone Nano and start thinking about the iPad Mini.

But that is not the end of the Story. Jobs could still throw a curve ball at us and actually be planning for a ‘bigger iPod Touch’, rather than a ‘smaller iPad’. That will also save him from a few tough ‘sandpaper-centric questions’, but then Apple has been known in the past to say one thing and do another. If it involves making huge profits, we know Jobs will not mind a little embarrassment at all… Being the consummate business wiz that he is!

Like the idea of 6-inch iPad with Retina Display and twice the iPad RAM on it? Think this is just not happening?

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