If the news we got from DigiTimes is anything to believe, it means that Apple will soon unveil two versions of its next generation tablet device next month at the Macworld iWorld conference. Reliable sources closer to Apple’s supply chain partners inform the blog that the new models is going to target the middle and high-end markets, while the its existing iPad 2 device will be highly positioned to compete with the Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
The new models will sport a 9.7-inch screens instead of 7.85-inch screen which the Taipei-based tech blog earlier reported that the new tablet would “likely” launch with. The screens is going to feature the QXGA resolution and the dual light bars to its strengthen panel brightness.
This report follows a previous reports about Apple’s immediate QXGA resolution ambitions.
Display Search analyst, Richard Shim, told CNET blog in November that,
“It’s happening–QXGA, 2048×1536. Panel production has started [for the next-generation iPad]. There’s three suppliers.” (In that report which is about a month ago, Shim named the exactly same suppliers that DigiTimes did named today as well which even signifies that the report might be true.)
And it is no more a secret that Apple is expected to launch a next generation 9.7-inch screen version between the time frame of March and June this year.
In the meantime, Digitimes reports that Apple’s plan to unveil this new models at the Apple fans event at Macworld – the place which the Cupertino based company had abandoned for about three years now will even give it a buzz. The surprise return of Apple to conference center would surely garner significant buzz for this models.