A report this evening from Digitimes says that the next iPad will have a monster battery that will more than double from the current 6579 mAH to a whopping 14,000mAH. Apple currently uses battery suppliers Simplo Technology and Dynapack who both denied comment on the report.
Further, Apple is set to unveil two versions of its next-iPad, “one for the high-end segment and one for the mid-range segment” according to another Digitimes report. Strangely, the report says that the new iPads will be released at Macworld/iWorld in late January, a show in which Apple has no plans to attend at the present time and bowed out of completely two years ago.
Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPad – which will come in two versions – at the iWorld scheduled for January 26, 2012, according to sources at its supply chain partners
This is extremely unlikely but perhaps a same-time but seperate release could happen. Interesting other details are reported as well….
Instead of the previously-rumored 7.85-inch, the upcoming iPad models will still feature 9.7-inch screens but come with QXGA resolution (1,536×2,048 pixels), the sources indicated. Dual-LED light bars are designed for the new iPads to strengthen the brightness of the panels, the sources added.
Sharp will be the major display providor with Samsung and LG also providing displays as well. Samsung will manufacture the new A6 processor in Texas which will at least power the high end version. Additionally, the report says that serious cameras are on deck for the new iPads which would boast 5-8 megapixel cameras from Samsung and Sony.
Samsung is also among the CMOS image sensor (CIS) suppliers for one of the versions of the new iPad that comes with a 5-megapixel lens, marking the Korea-based vendor’s first time to grab CIS orders from Apple, the sources noted. Sony is the other CIS supplier for the other model with a higher 8-megapixel lens, the sources added.
We’ve heard earlier reports that the next iPad would be significantly thicker and this might be a reason why. We’ve had additional parts including assembly and buttons which seem to indicate that iPads are now being put together.