Apple to Launch High-Rez iPad 3 Early Next Year Next installment expected to have twice the resolution By Tim Karan, Newser Staff Posted Aug 19, 2011 3:15 PM CDT 7 comments Comments Apple is reportedly already at work on its next version of the iPad. (AP Photo/dapd, Lukas Barth, File) (Newser) – Still saving up for that iPad 2? You might wanna hold off a couple more months. Apple is already in development of the iPad 3 and hopes to release it early next year, reports the Wall Street Journal. The device is expected to have twice the resolution for its 9.7-inch screen as Apple looks to stay ahead of competitors' tablets. One unnamed source says Apple has ordered parts to build 1.5 million of the devices.