It has been widely expected, based from the speculations and reports that Apple will break it’s traditional cycle of releasing new iPad each year after it is believed that they are set to reveal iPad 3 this year.
The next generation iPad model allegedly feature a high-resolution Retina Display, and if previous reports were right the new tablet would be an “iPad Pro” model that would compliment the iPad 2 rather than completely replacing it.
Taiwan Economic News has a report published in which they claims Apple’s third-generation iPad could launch at the iPad 2′s current price points, and after that, they will discount the iPad 2 in order to clear the stock inventory of the devices.
The first iPad models from Apple were discounted by $100 each — and by as high as $300 by other third-party retailers — following the release of the iPad 2, and Taiwan Economic News later said that the anonymous industry executives claims that Apple might as well use a similar approach to clear iPad 2 inventory once the next-generation tablet, iPad 3 launches. Later on, the report also cites that iPad 3 will launch “by this Thanksgiving or next year.”
As always, take this as a pinch of salt because a speculation, is still a speculation. But, i feel really excited with the fact that we could see a duo launch of iPhone 5 and iPad 3 this year!