According to the ever-active rumor mill over at DigiTimes, Apple is planning on launching the third generation iPad in January. Furthermore, the website adds that the device will include a battery that is double the capacity of the iPad 2.

The website writes:

The battery capacity for the high-end version of Apple’s new iPad – due to be unveiled in January 2012 – will be increased to 14,000mAH compared to 6,500mAH used currently, according to industry sources.

However, we should add that DigiTimes doesn’t always hit the bullseye when it comes to Apple-related rumors.

Besides the speculated double-capacity battery, Apple’s iPad 3 is expected to include a high resolution display and an improved processor (likely called the “Apple A6″).

As usual, we’ll be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.

[via DigiTimes]