New Apple iPad 2 to have three versions

Apple’s next-generation iPad, most probably called iPad 2, may have three different versions.

DigiTimes and its industry sources have it that there will be a WCDMA iPad 2, a CDMA one, and a Wi-Fi one. Of course, both the WCDMA and CDMA models may feature Wi-Fi, too. An LTE iPad would also make sense, but there are no rumors about this at the moment.

It’s estimated that iPad shipments may reach 40 million users next year – meaning about 70% of the global tablet market.

It’s still not clear when exactly Apple wants to officially launch the new iPad (or iPads, if there will also be a smaller version), but this could happen in the first quarter of 2011 – since it’s said that iPad 2 mass production may start as soon as January.

Author: Florin

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