Enterprise Mobility: Apple`s iPad 3 Should Be Released In 2011: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-04-22 Print this article Print
It Needs 4G

It Needs 4G

The future of mobile connectivity is 4G. Unfortunately for iPad 2 owners, however, that device doesnt connect to one of the ultra-high-speed networks. With the iPad 3, Apple can bring 4G to the device and coax to its side those who are waiting for that option. Considering Motorolas Xoom has a free 4G upgrade and a 4G-capable BlackBerry PlayBook will be shipping later this year, a late 2011 launch of a 4G-equipped iPad 3 would make sense.
At an earnings call on Apr. 20, Apple said that it has no plans to release another iPad in 2011. The company said its current iPad is selling extremely well, and by the looks of things, it simply wants to see how the market plays out and make a decision on the iPad 3 next year. Although few folks question Apple's judgment when it comes to releasing new hardware, this decision on the company's part might not be the best one. With a growing number of tablets hitting store shelves in the coming months and competition increasing from all sides, it might actually be a good idea for Apple to preempt the impact those devices might have and release the iPad 3 toward the end of the year. But it goes beyond that. The iPad 2 isn't a perfect tablet by any means. And owners have found some shortcomings that Apple might be able to address in the third version of its tablet. Although it might not agree, Apple should release the iPad 3 in late 2011. Flip through the following slides to find out why:
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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