We have reminded our readers again and again the Apple has not made any announcement related to next generation iPad that Apple Fanboys has named as iPad 3. If some industry analysts and market watchers are to be believed, Apple has something that some are calling an optimal “window of release” opportunity in late winter or early spring to introduce its third-generation iPad.
The aforementioned “window,” refers to a period of time in which consumers would not be seeing new competing tablets or long awaited hardware to capture still-conservative consumer electronics dollars.
Analyst Chris Whitmore of Deutsche Bank said:
“Given the scarcity of significance from tech competitors and their offerings, Apple’s best time to shine with the iPad 3 could very well be… right now. With other tablet vendors in disarray (shifting from Android to Win8), we expect the iPad 3 introduction to drive additional share gains in the mobile computer market.”
While talking to investors, Whitmore did not give any hint about the release date of iPad 3. It still remains to be seen whether the next generation tablet would be released this year in February, March, or later.
“Win8 based hardware is unlikely to ramp in earnest until 2013,” he added. “This leaves the window wide open for Apple to extend its lead in the market and drive substantial growth and profits going forward.”
Whitmore’s Deutsche Bank believes the sales of Apple products would be very high in 2012-2013.