Rumour: iPad 3 (16 and 32 GB) arriving along 8 GB iPad 2 on March 7?

News Natasha Garyali 22:58, 1 Mar 2012

According to the latest rumors Apple plans to unveil a 8GB iPad 2 alongside a iPad 3 in two variants next week

Apple is expected to unveil an 8GB iPad 2 in tandem with an iPad 3 in 16GB and 32GB versions on March 7.

With just six days to go for the hottest Apple event of the year, rumor mills have gone into overdrive again.

As expected we are hearing all kind of things about the devices which will be showcased at the San Francisco based centre.

The latest rumor indicates that iPad 3 will be released in 16GB and 32GB versions on March 7. As of now there is no word on the  64 GB or the 128 GB versions that some of the Apple fans have been longing for.
       
And the Apple goodies are not restricted to just iPad 3. Apparently the Cupertino-based company is also preparing to unleash a 8GB version of the iPad 2 to counter the Windows 8-based tablet PC market, according to Digitimes.

This news has some truth in it and matches with Apple's strategy deployed during the iPhone release. What this could mean is that the other iPad 2 versions will vanish completely from the shelves leaving just the budget-friendly option.

This is a good opportunity for the company to open themselves to a new market of consumers who so far have been restricted because of the steep pricing.                                                                                                         
However Mac Rumors folks find the decision to remove higher versions of iPad 2 odd. According to them: 'Both the original iPad and the iPad 2 top out at 64 GB, and even though Apple is trying to encourage adoption of its iCloud service to allow users to freely download content on-demand, a reduction in maximum capacity would be a very odd decision for Apple.'

They further explain: 'With the iPad 3 expected to carry a 2048 x 1536 "Retina" display with four times the pixels of the iPad 2, the device would be capable of handling higher-resolution video and app content, which would obviously require larger file sizes.'

Well we guess we will have to wait to find out what Apple has in store for us.

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