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The other side of the storage equation is the 128GB variation. After all, if you can now store and display full 1080i or 1080p movies, and you can display photos at super-high resolution, shouldn't you require more storage?
The Magic 8 Ball: The Magic 8 Ball reads, "As I see it, yes." This all depends on whether the supply chain can put out, but Apple likes printing money and there are definitely iPad customers who would tip for the full Monty.
We're also hearing rumors that Apple might be changing up the docking port, to something smaller and less compatible. The premise is that this would clear up some internal space, but it also means customers would have to buy all new accessories. Many of us have been handing down chargers, power dongles, and the like for four years now, and we should definitely be punished for our loyalty.
The Magic 8 Ball: The Magic 8 Ball reads, "Concentrate and ask again". This one's tough to predict. If Apple were a normal company, we'd expect them to reduce the port size to make room for more connections. But Apple isn't normal by any stretch of the imagination. So, they might shrink the port to make more internal room (even that tiny bit of extra space for battery could give you another few minutes of run time), or because, well, being the world's largest company isn't good enough.
Image: This shows Apple's patent drawing of a docking station for an iPad. It was granted in May 2011.
No matter how much you want one of these sexy, new-fangled iPad 3s, you won't be able to get them. That's the rumor going around because manufacturing retina displays of the size of the iPad -- and doing so in mass volume -- hasn't been tried and proven.
The Magic 8 Ball: The Magic 8 Ball reads, "It is certain." Yes, definitely, there will be shortages of the iPad 3. Have we mentioned Apple fans is craaaazy? But will those shortages be because retina displays can't be made fast enough or because the fanbois have saved up their arcade money and stripper tips for the next iPad, well, that's a little tougher to predict.
Image: China went crazy over the iPhone 4S. Maybe, we'll see lines like this again.