Apple expected to announce two new iPad (reports say iPad 3) on 26th January at the next iWorld be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The information comes from the Taiwanese site Digitimes, which deals with the news of the subcontractors of electronic and computer industries. Its journalists seem particularly well informed about the project since at Apple earlier this week, they announced that the California group’s suppliers are preparing to start production of iTV in the first quarter of 2012 for marketing in the second or third quarter.
Regarding the iPad 3, Digitimes states that the two new machines should target medium and high-end and the iPad 2 will remain on the market to compete with Amazon’s entry level Kindle Fire. This strategy is very similar to that adopted by the firm with Apple and smartphones as the iPhone 3G continues to live with the iPhone 4S on the high end. Side features, Apple would remain true to its size 9.7 inches – 25 inches diagonal – but would go to high definition by adopting the format QXGA (more than 3 million pixels).
Japanese Sharp will apparently become the preferred partner for the supply of Apple monitors. The Korean Samsung and LG will also contribute some, while Sony will provide the perspective of 8 megapixels. Finally, evidence that the two groups are not irreversibly scrambled for Apple and Samsung produce the A6, the quad-core microprocessor which will equip the next generation of iPad 3.