iPad 3 won't have Retina Display, won't be released this year according to report

By on April 12, 2011 at 5:31 PM.

iPad 3 won't have Retina Display, won't be released this year according to report

Despite the fact that Apple just introduced the iPad 2, the cycle of rumors, other rumors debunking those rumors, and more rumors leading up to Apple’s iPad 3 is already in full swing. The latest episode of this endless soap opera aired on Tuesday as industry insider DigiTimes claimed knowledge of Apple’s next-generation iPad. Contrary to earlier rumors, DigiTimes cites Apple’s component suppliers in stating that the idea of an iPad 3 with a Retina Display launching this year is likely just “wishful thinking and misreporting.” The site maintains that Apple has not yet placed any orders for a new iPad to be released this year and if it does, it will likely be a minor upgrade, possibly adding 4G support to the tablet. 4G support in 2011 is just speculation at this point, however. More →

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Apple iPad to dominate tablet market through 2015, Gartner says

By on April 11, 2011 at 12:09 PM.

Apple iPad to dominate tablet market through 2015, Gartner says

Apple’s iPad will continue to dominate the “media tablet” market for years to come, research firm Gartner said on Monday. While Google’s Android platform is expected to gain market share rapidly as iOS’ share declines over the next five years, Gartner still sees iOS as owning the largest share in the tablet market five years from now. According to the firm’s latest figures, Apple’s iPad tablets accounted for 83.9% of the market in 2010 while Android tablets — namely Samsung’s Galaxy Tab — held a 14.2% share. In 2011, Gartner expects the iPad’s market share to slip to 68.7% while Android’s share climbs to 19.9%, and then in 2015, Android will rise to account for 38.6% of the market. At that time, Gartner expects Apple’s iPad to account for 47.1% of the 294 million tablets sold, meaning Gartner expects Apple so sell nearly 140 million iPads in 2015. A few other items of note according to the firm’s forecast: RIM’s QNX-based tablets will make up 10% of media tablets sold in 2015, HP’s webOS will only have a 3% market share in 2015, and the figures in this report do not include sales of Windows-based tablets as they do not fit Gartner’s criteria for “media tablets,” which run a lightweight OS. Hit the break for Gartner’s full press release. More →

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