The Apple iPad 3 release date may be as early as September 2011, and, rumors about the iPad 3 are spreading like wildfire even though the iPad 2 has not even settled in the market. This release date has come as a surprise. Many claim that it is too soon for another updated and upgraded version of the iPad. Apple has not yet been able to fully meet the required demand for the iPad 2, especially in the United Kingdom and Canada. Consumers will have to wait and see if Apple will pull off an Apple iPad 3 release date within 6 months from now.

With the massive success of the iPad brand, and latest release of the iPad 2 (made available on March 2nd, 2011), it’s really no surprise that people are now starting to think even further ahead into the future of the iPad 3. Obviously it is expected to be far more advanced as compared to latest "2" model. There are several rumors centered around the iPad 3, some of which are more probable than others...

At the time of the Apple iPad 3 release date one of the predictions made is tha twe will see that the new version contains many new technological developments, including changes to its processor. For example, some believe the 3 will contain a dual-core kind of processor; while others expect it to use an A6 iPad processor. However, this tends to be a bit rushed if the expected Apple iPad 3 release date of September 2011 is anything to go by.

Time is not on Apple’s side if they plan on using the A6 processor. And, in that case, the most likely processor to be used in the iPad 3 is the A5. This is the same as the iPad 2 in all ways including the quality of graphics. However, Apple can still surprise us with an A6 if they decide to prolong the Apple iPad 3 release date to a later date, say early 2012.

So, it was highly predicted that the iPad 2 would have a double-resolution kind of display but this never came to be. For the iPad 3, it is predicted that a retina display will be used. In terms of hardware, the iPad 3 is expected to have an NFC (Near Field Communications) chip. This has been on Apple’s agenda for quite a while now, and it may finally get manifested in the iPad 3.

Lastly, some of the other changes predicted for include an increase of storage to 128GB and a thunderbolt port, a USB port,and SD card slot, flash support and some rumors lean toward impressive 3-D technologies...

No matter what changes, or when the Apple iPad 3 release date will be, it’s pretty safe to say that the iPad 3 will be yet another HUGE success. Stay tuned!