With the iPad 2′s release 3 weeks ago today and rumors of an iPad 3 slated for a fall 2011 release, a tipster within the Cupertino company has leaked some information on the iPad 8, slated for a 2014 release. “Even thinner and more magical and revolutionary” was the hushed word from the anonymous source close to the company.
The screen will feature an amazing 2560 by 1440 pixel display packed into its still 10.1″ frame. This is the same resolution as Apple’s current 27 inch LED Cinema Display, so the source could be credible. The screen has been code-named the ‘cornea display’ and ‘retina pro’ on internal documents, but no word if this will be the name on the final marketing materials.
Along with the thinner form factor and ‘retina pro’ display, the iPad 8 will feature the company’s ‘LightningBolt’ port for charging and will be capable of transfering ridiculous amounts of terabytes if the flash memory industry can build the memory in time for its slated 2014 release. The ‘LightningBolt’ port comes out with nature’s irony in tow after the company’s ‘Thunder Bolt’ port was released earlier this year on the latest MacBook Pros.
The only other news given in the tip was that the new glass on the screen will be ‘extra shiny’ and the back of the device will be made of a rare material to be discovered by the company in 2012. “Forget iPads 3-7, this one is the one to hold out for” said the tipster.
Tech enthusiasts may just do this as the iPad 8 promises greater capabilities than Apple or any other companies involved in the tablet wars can currently produce. What do you think? Will you get the iPad 2 or hold out for the iPad 8? Sound off in the comments…