With Apple widely expected to launch its iPad mini later this month, it appears that the company is already hard at work on the next generation of iPads. A mysterious new model identified as “iPad3,6” has been spottted in an app’s logs. MacRumors got the tip from the app’s developer who wishes to remains anonymous. Previous iPad models have born the identifiers iPad3,1, iPad3,2, and iPad3,3, leading to the supposition that the latest ID refers not to the iPad mini but to a new model of the original iPad.
The log files for the iPad 3,6 also suggest a more powerful A6 SoC (or a variation of this design). Given that the iPad mini is expected to share much in terms of specifications with the iPad 2, including an A5 processor, the evidence points at a new iPad model. Lastly, the iPad2,5 and iPad2,6 designations have also been spotted in log files, pointing to the iPad mini.
Assuming that the iPad 3,6 is in fact a new iPad model, it remains to be seen if Apple will introduce it alongside the iPad mini later this month. It could just as well be slated for an early 2013 release. Sadly, there just isn’t much to go right now…
Read more: MacRumors