Wall Street Journal says iPad 3 with Retina Display coming early 2012

When Apple product release news is published by Wall Street Journal, it is safe bet that it is true. According to report from Taipei, Apple has ordered components for new iPad for a early 2012 launch.

The next generation iPad is expected to feature a high resolution display – 2048 by 1536 compared with 1024 by 768 in the iPad 2 – and Apple’s suppliers have already shipped small quantities of components for the sampling of the iPad 3. Suppliers said Apple has placed orders for a 9.7-inch screen device.

There is no surprise that a new iPad will come in early 2012, if you expect Apple to keep to its annual refresh cycle. This news squashes another rumor suggesting iPad 3 will release this fall for the Christmas shopping season.

Wall Street Journal: Apple developing new iPad