Apple will launch two new iPad models in the coming Macworld|iWorld conference on January 26th, 2012, reports Digitimes. The higher end model is expected to carry battery of double capacity than of the current iPad.
The report claims, that Apple have prepared to unveil two new iPad versions “one for the high-end segment and one for the mid-range segment”. The iPads will be having 9.7″ screens, QXGA resolution 1536×2048 Retina Displays, A6 processors, 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras, Dual-LED light bars are designed for the new iPads to strengthen the brightness of the panels and over double the battery capacity (6500mAH -> 14,000mAH) for the higher end model.
Samsung will continue to manufacture quad-core A6 processors for Apple to be used in next gen iPads. Sharp will be the major panel supplier for Apple’s next-generation iPad series, while Samsung Electronics and LG Display are also responsible for a part of the orders, the sources of the reports confirms.
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.
Apple currently uses battery suppliers Simplo Technology and Dynapack, the two companies also denied to provide any inputs to the report. Also in January 2009, Apple had its last official presence at the show and they has completely denied to attend the event two years back and stating such events to be minor part of Apple’s overall strategy.
Since then Apple used to launch its products in their own organized media events. Digitimes had always been a reliable source of information but next gen iPads have contradictory reports from various sources.