If iPad 3 news has you on the edge of your seat, 9to5Mac has a treat for you. It looks like the latest iPad will come out in three different versions, codenamed J1, J2, and J2a.
Speculation claims these three versions are probably signs of different connectivity options. One has Wi-FI, one has 3G, and one enables faster 4G links. Chances are also good you will be able to pick your storage size out of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB options...possibly with upgrades all the way to 128GB. Better camera and screen resolution are also dangling promises.
Of course, at this point these are all guesstimates: Apple plays products so close to its chest there isn't even a hint of a release date so far. The three versions may mean something entirely different, but the connectivity guess is a good one. The new iPads may also have new processors and maybe even Siri.
This branching out raises some interesting future questions. Remember the evolution of the iPod? A single device spawned several different lines and sizes, from the bulky original version to the tiny nano. Maybe the expanding options of the iPad show a similar future for the tablet computer, a movement toward several separate iPad line, potential with different sizes, different bundled apps. Each line could easily include different capabilities for kids, businesses, stay-at-home moms, and other ideal markets.
So, what do you think? Have you been waiting for the iPad 3 to finally jump aboard the Apple tablet train? Or do the three new versions just bore you even more?