iPad 3 release could be several months away

Apple Inc. Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs stands under an image of the iPad 2 at an Apple event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

August 19, 2011 11:27:49 PM PDT
The launch of the iPad 3 could still be several months away.

Apple fans had hoped the new device would be released this year, but according to the Wall Street Journal the new iPad 3 hasn't even hit the trial production phase.

Part of the problem could be that Apple is planning to include retina display which will increase resolution.

The new tablet is also expected to be thinner and lighter.

However, an AT&T executive has leaked information about a possible iPhone 5 release in October.