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Will it be the iPad Mini? Will it arrive this year or next?
The new iPad 3 has just made its way into the world, but there are already murmurs surrounding the next generation of tablet from Apple.
Details are thin on the ground regarding specifications and features, but this has not stopped iPad 4 release date rumours cropping up.
We`ve put together what we know so far below, and don`t forget to keep checking back for the latest on the iPad 4 release date rumours.
iPad 4 release date rumours: October 2012
There have been reports that Apple will launch two new tablets during 2012, the iPad 3 in March, which has turned out to be the new iPad, and then the iPad 4 in October.
The news comes via Digitimes which says this information was confirmed by a Taiwanese component manufacturer. The source goes on to say that the iPad 4 will come with killer applications and beefed up hardware to take on various tablets scheduled to arrive in the second half of 2012.
iPad 4 release date rumours: March 2013
Apple does like its uniform, annual releases so don`t be surprised if we have to wait another 12 months to lay eyes on the iPad 4.
This will give the new iPad time to flourish in the market and then slowly move out of the spotlight come Christmas as various Windows and Android powered tablets are released.
This "down-time" for Apple will fuel frenzied iPad 4 rumours as fans start dreaming about what the next generation could offer, culminating in another super-hyped event next March.
iPad Mini release date rumours
There is speculation that Apple`s next tablet could in fact be the iPad Mini.
Currently Apple`s new iPad dominates the high-end tablet market, leaving the likes of the Amazon Kindle Fire and budget Android devices to swoop in and meet the needs of the more frugal shopper.
It`s thought that Apple won`t want to miss out on this low-end market, which has led to rumours that we may see the iPad Mini break cover in October possibly sporting an 8-inch or 7.85-inch screen and sub £200 price tag.
Let us know in the comment box below when you think we will see iPad 4 and whether you think Apple will release an iPad Mini.