"True HD" Retina DisplaySpeculations are swirling about the Retina Display, a feature that can make iPad 3 a best seller. Before the iPad 2 was supposed to launch, people had assumed that it will possess the Retina Display feature (as iPhone 4 did) but Apple dashed their hopes. This time, however, there are several evidence that suggest that iPad 3 will debut with Retina Display. Firstly, the image that is shown in Apple’s media invite offers a clue that the third-generation tablet will boast of a high-resolution display that will enhance the clarity of the visuals. Recently, ArsTechnica reported that Apple could launch iPad 3 with Retina Display, thereby making the new tablet a strong competitor to the existing lineup of Android tablets. If iPad 3 indeed debuts with Retina Display, the new tablet will offer sharper, clearer viewing experience and users will find it a pleasure to watch videos, browse the Web or play games. Let’s accept it – though iPad 2 is a great device, yet its greatness has been vastly diminished by the 1024x768 pixels resolution display, which is good for viewing basic images and videos but becomes fuzzy when handling 3D architectural renderings or true HD quality videos. Hence, when iPad 3 debuts with Retina Display, it will surely make iPad 2 users ditch their old tablets.
 Quad Core ProcessorApple is expected to bump up the performance of iPad 3 by equipping it with the quad core processor. MWC 2012 has been the launchpad of many quad-core devices. Quad-core-powered device is the way to go as a quad-core chip improves response time vastly, especially during multi-tasking, compared to dual-core chip. iPad 2 has the A5 chip and the iPad 3 is expected to come with A6 quad-core chip. A more powerful processor will not only bring huge performance gains over the current dual-core processors, offering faster multitasking and better graphics, but also it will delight developers as they will be able to create even more complex and demanding apps and games.
 Upgraded CamerasFor those who like to take pictures using their tablets, iPad 2 is not the best of options. The current Apple tablet featured 0.7-megapixels rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera. It is high time for Apple to release the iPad with improved camera system. iPad 3 is expected to feature 5- or 8-megapixels camera with full HD 1080p video capture capability. Add LED flash and a front-facing camera capable of HD FaceTime and Apple’s got a sure winner here.
 4G LTE OptionIt is no more interesting to use the same old 3G technology that was introduced in iPad 2. It is time to switch to the latest zippy 4G LTE technology, which boasts of up to 10 times faster speed than 3G. The iPad 3 may debut with 4G LTE option to enable faster download and upload speeds. Running on 4G network, downloading big apps, streaming the videos or uploading photos on Facebook or videos on YouTube could become instantaneous. Moreover, many new Android tablets are being released in the market with 4G LTE option. So, in all probability, iPad 3 will launch with 4G LTE option, a feature that will make 3G-enabled iPad 2 outmoded.
 Bigger and Better BatteryThe iPad 3 is supposed to debut with the 4G LTE and the quad-core processor, which are expected to suck a lot of juice. Hence, an improved battery is in the cards. An improved battery life also means iPad 3 users will not need to recharge their tablets more than once a day even with extensive usage.
 SiriThe Siri technology, an exclusive feature of iPhone 4S, has been Apple’s best innovation to date, despite the personal voice activated assistant being in its beta version. Hence, Apple fans are now eagerly waiting for an advanced Siri to show up in the third-generation tablet. Siri is also more useful on the iPad than the iPhone, as many corporate executives and students now own the tablet. It can help executives make presentations just as easily as it can help students research for their homework or prepare for an exam.
 NFCiPad 3 is expected to feature NFC (Near Field Communication), a technology that was missing in iPad 2 when it debuted. NFC technology is now supported by many Android devices and its use has expanded beyond making mobile payments to include data exchange, and connections.
 iOS 6It sounds boring to use the same old iOS 5 in the latest iPad 3. Hence, one can expect an upgraded version of iOS 5 to feature in iPad 3. However, ArsTechnica has even suggested that iPad 3 could possibly run on iOS 6. It has been discovered that the employees at Apple are using iPad models powered by iOS 6. Even if iPad 3 does not debut with iOS 6 (it is highly probable that the new tablet will debut with iOS 5.1), it will be the first device to be upgraded to iOS 6, when the new OS launches. And, as iOS 6 is expected to go beyond just a few tweaks, it certainly will make iPad 2 users go green with envy.
 No Home ButtonThe media invite shows an image of an iPad, in which the home button is missing. Probably Apple has plans of unveiling advanced multitouch gestures. If Apple does away with the physical home button on iPad 3, it will definitely make the new tablet look uber-cool. Also removing the physical button would help Apple save more space inside iPad 3, space which may be used for something else. The removal of the physical home button would also make the new Apple tablet stand out from the existing tablet pack as it will be the first tablet to come without a physical button. Moreover, it could give iPad 3 a more unique identity as a touch sensor based home button is more customizable than a physical button.
 Better GraphicsiPad 2 debuted with a faster processor but left many Apple fans disappointed as it did not come with improved graphics. Hence, Apple is expected to provide better graphics to its iPad 3. Better graphics means iPad 3 will be able to handle demanding games better than iPad 2. Moreover, full HD videos will also play smoothly on the new tablet.
Apple has dominated the tablet market ever since it launched the iPad and the impending debut of the next generation tablet, dubbed iPad 3, is expected to strengthen Apple's position as No.1 tablet maker further. The reason is because iPad 3 is expected to feature significant hardware and software advancements over its predecessor iPad 2.
And, in case, you're still confused whether you should hold onto your iPad 2 or dump it in favor of the new tablet, you'll be better off knowing that the iPad 3 is expected to improve upon its predecessor, the iPad 2, in almost every way.
Here's a rundown of exciting features guaranteed in iPad 3, that would surely make you dump your old tablet in favor of the new one.