By Lucy Farnsworth
Apple’s latest iPad is rumoured to make its first public appearance on March 7 in San Francisco; the first big product unveiling since the passing of Steve Jobs.
The eagerly anticipated invitations have been received by the chosen few and display the tantalizing message; “We have something you really have to see. And touch.”
Rumours have been circulating for months about the specification and design of the iPad 3. Popular speculation suggests that the new tablet will have features borrowed from the iPhone 4s such as retina display and your very own personal assistant: Siri.
Other improvements are expected in the form of an improved camera and processor, a longer lasting battery, 4G connectivity and possibly a near field communication function.
Looks wise it is expected to remain strikingly similar except for a slightly thicker shell.
Its price has received attention over the last few weeks with reports that the new release (or even releases if rumours of different versions are to be believed) will be more expensive than their predecessors. In times of economic trouble a price hike may mean that Apple devotees will be less inclined to upgrade and ipad newbies put off altogether.
So will it be a case of iwant? We’ll have to wait and see.