According to “Digitimes” (, quoting unnamed “sources at its supply chain partners,” Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPad in two versions at next month’s Macworld/iWorld. (Ed. Note: We find this highly doubtful given Apple’s past stance on third party events, and what Apple said when they pulled out of IDG’s event a couple of years ago. You can read my 2012 predictions for the iPad at .)

The new models will join the existing iPad 2 to demonstrate Apple’s complete iPad series targeting the entry-level, mid-range and high-end market segments, the article adds. However, instead of the rumored 7.85-inch “iPad mini,” the upcoming iPad models will purportedly still feature 9.7-inch screens but come with QXGA resolution (1,536 x 2,048 pixels). Dual-LED light bars are designed for the new iPads to strengthen the brightness of the panels, according to “DigiTimes.”

Macworld/iWorld will take place Jan. 26-28, 2012, at the Moscone Center – West Hall in San Francisco. Registration is now open at: .

— Dennis Sellers