Apple may start manufacturing the iPad 3 in the fall for a release date sometime early next year, according to reports.
The Wall Street Journal first reported this latest Apple rumor.
According to the newspaper, the iPad 3 “is expected to feature a high resolution display—2048 by 1536 compared with 1024 by 768 in the iPad 2.”
The screen will remain the same size, however.
This matches the ongoing rumors that the iPad 3 will have a so-called “retina display” made famous on the iPhone 4.
Apple is expected to release iOS 5 this fall, which will be a major update to Apple’s mobile operating system which purports to have interoperability with Twitter and a messaging app similar to BlackBerry Messenger.
The iPad 3 is also expected to be thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, according to ABC News. That report also mentions that AT&T is leaking news of an iPhone 5 release in October.