Heck, let’s start talking about iPad 5 and iPhone 7.

Daring Fireball made mention of an iPad 3 due in the Fall in a post this afternoon.  No details just a date and a season.  TechCrunch’s MG Sigler quickly jumped on it saying they had heard something coming in the fall too.  Keep in mind that there are zero details, just phantom dates on a calendar.

Well, until today. We’ve now heard that this “fall surprise” is related to this would-be iPad 3. We don’t have any more concrete information beyond that. But, as of right now, the plan is apparently to release one iteration of the iPad in the next few weeks. And then blow the doors open with another new version in the fall.

Just over a year ago Siegler reported that Apple was readying a iMac Tablet “More Like A Mac Than An iPhone.”  Maybe that’s it – though Steve Jobs at the Lion event said they wouldn’t build such a machine.

If anything, this Fall “iPad 3” is likely a bigger iPod touch with some extra sauce.

But let’s play the guessing game.  If there is anything that Apple would like to squeeze into its iPad it would be ahigher rez screen (WSJ mentioned that they weren’t able to make the cutoff).  Remember “retina” on a tablet is different than “retina” on a phone.  Also, iPad camera specs seem to be coming in below the Droids.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves with a whole lot of nothing.

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