Apple will release two new iPads in January, with a high-end unit joining a mid-range model and the existing iPad 2, which will be discounted to compete with the Kindle Fire and NOOK Tablet, on store shelves.
The news comes from the rumormongers at the DigiTimes, who also claim that Apple will debut the new tablets at iWorld, which was once known at Macworld and is not officially affiliated with Apple. The Mac maker has not exhibited at the event since 2009, so take this news with a giant grain of salt.
According to the report, the new high-end iPad will have double the display resolution of the iPad 2, to 1536 x 2048 pixels, and it will sport an 8-megapixel camera. The 9.7-inch screen will be lit by two LED bars and it will have a quad-core A6 processor. The battery will also see a bump to 14,000mAh, which is double the current generation iPad’s capacity.
The current iPad 2 will remain unchanged; though it will receive a price drop, according to the report.