iPad 3 Is Said to Sport a Sharper Screen and LTE Access

Apple fans know already that the iPad 3 is expected to go on sale in March, 2012, though the company doesn’t unveil details about the new tech toy. However it is supposed to be equipped with a high-definition screen, faster processor and work with next-generation wireless networks. 

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According to Bloomberg, Apple’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February. That is what one of the people, who asked not to be named said. The new iPad will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications.

The upcoming iPad is expected to have a sharper screen and better battery life, probably twice the battery life of the current model due to a 14,000 mAh power plant that it will feature.

Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino has been working on making the iPad compatible with a wireless standard called long- term evolution, or LTE, said one of the people familiar with the matter. LTE is provided by carriers such as Verizon Wireless and ATT Inc. and allow users faster access to data.

Natalie Kerris, a spokeswoman for Apple, said the company doesn’t comment on rumor and speculation. Since its launch in 2010, Apple has sold more than 40 million iPads, generating at least $25.3 billion in sales. The iPad 2 was released in March, 2011.

Apple’s rival, Microsoft and Skype that was acquired by the tech giant last year, have recently announced that Skype for Windows Phone was «coming out soon.» Skype product VP Rick Osterloh sad in a chat at CES last week but didn’t give more details on the news.