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Apple could be releasing an additional, premium version of the iPad this year, according to FBR analyst Craig Berger.Here’s what Berger said in his note via Eric Savitz at Forbes, who picked it up:
“We hear Apple could migrate the iPad’s display resolution from a current pixel density of 132 ppi to 250-300 ppi for the ‘iPad 2 Plus’ (note that the iPhone 4′s screen is 326 ppi),” he writes. “If this device does come out as a high-end iPad for the holidays, then Q4 production volumes could diminish somewhat as screen constraints again arise as LG and/or Samsung would likely have difficulties ramping screen yield rates for these high resolution displays right out of the gate. While we find this new commentary interesting, we await more confirming data points from other supply chain contacts before fully believing a new iPad device is coming in 2011.”
Earlier in the year there was a lot of chatter about an iPad 3 being released this fall. It has since died down as most people are talking about iPhone 5.