Apple to Release Tweaked iPad 3 With Lightning Connector And Global 4G LTE Support At iPad Mini Event

Tweaked iPad 3

There have been several rumors that have claimed that Apple will also unveil a tweaked version of the larger iPad along with the iPad mini at a media event on October 23.

9to5Mac reports that according to their sources, Apple will indeed announce a tweaked version of the full-sized iPad at next week’s media event.

From 9to5Mac:

These people say that the new version of the iPad will retain the same $499, $599, and $699 WiFi-only price points, and the LTE line will retain the current $629, $729, and $829 pricing. With no price changes or additional storage capacities, we believe that the storage options of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB will also be retained.

Launching roughly half a year after the current third-generation iPad, this new iPad is said to be a tweaked model and not a complete revamp.

According to the rumors, the tweaked iPad will come with Apple’s new Lightning connector and come with global LTE support like the iPhone 5.

Some rumors have also suggested that it may come with an updated heat dissipation mechanism to address the heating issue that has been reported by some users and a completely new Retina display based on IGZO technology.

As an iPad 3 owner, would you be annoyed if Apple releases a tweaked iPad?

[via 9to5Mac]

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  • mkimid

    I wish Apple use IGZO panel for the tweaked version because of there are HUGE advantages, much lower power usage, it will reduce the battery size and weight. And affect on runtime also.
    Heat issues, too long time for charge, ….

  • Lee

    I will be pretty pissed off if Apple releases an iPad 3 that supports 4G networks in Singapore as the one I bought just few months back doesn’t any of them.

  • Tanoz

    I would be extremely angry. That’s too short of a time period for an update. Especially since I got an iPhone 5 that’s not fair. However if they held off until a year since its release I wouldn’t mind because that short term investment is a fair trade off

    • moe22

      :LOL if it wasnt fair then you should have waited. why are you complaining now? you should have complained before you ordered your iphone 5 LOL. common sense think next time ;)

      • tanoz

        so i should be buying new products every 6 months then? why would i want to have the ipad 3, iphone 5 and ipad mini…. thats just a waste. If the ipad mini is released at a later date then i would mind having my ipad 3 even though its using the old ports and stuff.
        i don’t see how it was common sense to wait before buying my ipad 3 when the ipad mini was unforseen

  • Brian

    I believe that if Apple does then they should setup up a buy back program that would give you a credit minus a 100 towards the purchase of a new one. They will or could always refurb the ones and bulk sell to businesses, agencies, or schools.

  • Jonathan Smyth

    I’ll be properly angry, having fallen sucker to almost every new iPad and iPhone product release. Reminds me of the banking advert “brand new customers only”, screw the loyal supporters.

  • Kryojenix

    It doesn’t matter how many of you get annoyed – it’s only about Apple managing their competitiveness and profit. The tablet field is slowly crowding up and new buyers may consider non-ipad tablets, so Apple needs to throw every marketing feature they can at new customers – the ‘lightning’ connector is one such justifiably worthy feature.

    Think about it. What would Apple stand to gain by deliberately holding off new feature updates? You’ve already spent your money for now and someone else needs to be tempted into the Apple ecosystem before they go astray.

    If you do get annoyed, would you seriously consider boycotting Apple for more than one product cycle? Especially if you’ve already invested in apps, itunes, etc… most people wouldn’t.

    On the other hand, by gaining more newer buyers earlier, they’ll prevent their competitors from nabbing them, and possibly get further referred sales to new buyers as well.

    There. Is. No. Argument. Here.

    And it’s not really healthy to get annoyed about things that you can’t change, so I’d recommend just chillin’. ^_^