Rumor: Apple to Release Two Versions of iPad in January, Or Else It Won’t

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ADOTAS – It’s the second-to-last business day of the year, and as such, it’s natural for our imaginations to wander a little. Like, for example, what if Apple were set to drop two versions of the iPad 3 on Jan. 26 at the unofficial Apple fan convention Macworld iWorld? What if those two versions were angled towards the mid-range and high-end segments of the market, putting the current iPad 2 in the position of a cost-conscious product intended to compete with the likes of Kindle Fire? What if the new iPads had 9.7-inch screens, contrary to previous reports that the iPad 3 would have slightly smaller screen, and included higher resolution and dual-LED light panels for more screen brightness? What if they came with eight- and five-megapixel cameras, respectively? That would be big news.

There’s little imperative to get excited, though. All of these details hit the web today, it’s true, via the Taiwanese blog Digitimes, with hazy attribution to sources somewhere in the supply chain. According to Digitimes, Apple declined comment. Other voices around the web point out it’s questionable that Apple would unveil any iPad 3 at a gathering that isn’t an official Apple event, and that it’s questionable whether suppliers would be privy to so many technical details.

But hey, daydreaming never hurt anyone.

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