12 iPad 2We’re reaching the end of the year, and it’s time for all the new iPad rumors to start surfacing again. This time we’ve got a new one from DigiTimes. The Taiwanese industry insiders recently reported that according to their sources (who are from the upstream supply chain) – Apple will be releasing two iPad tablets next year.

The first iPad will be named the iPad 2S, which will feature minor updates to the current iPad 2, just like how the 4S was to the iPhone 4. The iPad 2S is said to have a faster processor and a longer battery life (when you take into account that the iPad 2 battery isn’t even very short in the first place, it makes you wonder how long they can make it go). The iPad 2S is said to launch in March 2012.

The second iPad will be the iPad 3 and will be the true successor to the iPad 2. It is said to pack a quad-core Apple A6 chip and carry a 2048 x 1536 display. However, it won’t be launched until Q3 2012 at the earliest. Since there’s no proof or anyway to discern whether the reports are true or false, we’ll just have to take the news with a pinch of salt. After all March isn’t too far away now, seeing how we’re less than 2 months away from the new year.

What are your thoughts about Apple releasing two iPad tablets next year?

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Key SpecsiPad 3 Wi-FiApple iPad 2
StatusReleasedReleased
Resolution2048x15361024x768
Size (Diagonal, Inches)9.7"9.7"
Processor NameA5X
2-core
GHz
A5
2-core
GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity64 GB64 GB
Megapixels5 MP0.7 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)11560 mAh6930 mAh
Street Price$400$336
Complete product dataApple iPad 3 Wi-Fi Full specsApple iPad 2 Full specs
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