IPad 3 What to expect ?

Lots of rumours are making rounds on the net about the official release of IPAD 3.
March 7 is likely to be that date going by the past trends of apple releases and also reports of some vendors dropping the price of IPad 2 by  almost $50, Also there are various rumours and articles about the new features that might be included in the new device .We have compiled a list of features that might be expected (or desired) in the new gadget.We will be comparing this with actual set of features post release .

PS : We will surely miss the charisma of Steve Jobs in this release.

 

 

IPad 1

IPad 2

IPad 3 (Speculation)

Display

9.7-inch

9.7-inch

9.7-inch

LED-backlit IPS LCD

LED-backlit IPS LCD

LED-backlit IPS LCD

Resolution

1024 x 768

1024 x 768

1280 x 800

Processor

1GHz Apple A4

1GHz dual-core Apple A5

A Quad core would be cool

Graphics

PowerVR SGX 535

?

More powerful graphics

Memory

256MB RAM

?

512 MB RAM Would be good

Storage

16GB / 32GB / 64GB

16GB / 32GB / 64GB

16GB / 32GB / 64GB – with an option to expand to 128 GB

Front camera

none

VGA

1 MP would be good

Rear camera

none

720p

1080p would be a welcome improvement

Cellular radio

EDGE plus triband HSPA

EDGE plus quad band HSPA or

EDGE plus quad band HSPA or

CDMA / EV-DO Rev. A

CDMA / EV-DO Rev. A

WiFi

802.11a/b/g/n

802.11a/b/g/n

802.11a/b/g/n - Nothing much could be changed here

Bluetooth

2.1 + EDR

2.1 + EDR

2.1 + EDR - Looks Good

Accelerometer

3-axis

3-axis

3-axis - Looks Good

Gyroscope

No

3-axis

3-axis - Looks Good

Thickness

13.4mm

8.8mm

There is are rumors that the IPad 3 will be a bit thicker at the bottom to accommodate a bigger battery

Weight

680g (Wi-Fi),

601g (Wi-Fi),

Could considerably increase due to bigger battery

730g (Wi-Fi + 3G)

607g (Verizon),

Could considerably increase due to bigger battery