iPad 3 To Get New And Smaller Dock Connector, Launching In March?
Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 is rumored to have a redesigned dock connector with a release date on March 2012. The popular Japanese site Macotakara heard from reliable sources that the iPad 3 will be released by March at the earliest, that is the same month the iPad 2 debuted.
The sources said that the new iPad will be the same size as the iPad 2 and it’s still not clear if the iPad 3 will feature higher resolution display.
The release date suggested in March is due to the Chinese New Year on Jan. 23 and national holidays from Jan. 22 to 28 so it would be unusual rush schedule.
About the new Dock, Macotakara says:
New iPad seems to have re-designed dock connector. Dock’s 30-pins and electricity specification will not be changed, but shape will be more smaller than current “iPad dock connector”, which has released April 2003. New Dock connector design will bring compatibility problem with current dock connecting products.
Moreover, the site suggested that there’s a new iOS device launching along with the iPad 3 as a “One more thing”.