Apple's iPad and iPad 2 have largely dominated the tablet computer market during the past two years. A report by a market analyst indicates that the company may be planning to continue that track record of success with the release of a new iPad, dubbed the iPad 3 by some, in February of 2012, according to Business Insider.
The news source reports that this speculation stems from Richard Gardner, an analyst with Citigroup. He attributed his information to several unnamed sources. In a note to investors that first surfaced on December 8, Gardner stated that the new iPad was likely to boast a screen with resolution double that of existing models.
Additionally, the Los Angeles Times reported on December 9 that such a resolution would be classifiable as a retina display. This means that the pixels shown onscreen are cannot be distinguished as separate by the human eye, due to a level of pixels per inch (ppi) in excess of 300.
Currently, the iPhone 4 and 4S have retina displays measured at 960 x 640 and 326 ppi, while both versions of the iPad have 132 ppi and a 1024 x 768 resolution.
No other information is available regarding what features or iPad accessories would come with this next-generation iPad.