Digitimes claims that the next-generation iPad will launch in March with a thinner overall design and improved battery life. The catch is that Digitimes essentially calls this iPad update an upgraded iPad 2 rather than a full “iPad 3.” Interestingly, the publication says a real iPad 3 is coming Q3 2012. We find it highly ¬†unlikely that Apple would launch a thinner iPad then a full “iPad 3” upgrade only months later. We do think that the thinner, battery better life, and March launch components are strong possibilities, though. Faster processors (A6)¬†and Retina Displays have also been rumored additions for the next-generation iPad.

About the Author

Mark Gurman's favorite gear