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Apple Pushing to Introduce iPad 3 on Steve Jobs' February 24th Birthday?

FocusTaiwan reports (via 9to5Mac) that Apple pushing its manufacturing partners to meet deadlines that would allow the company to launch the iPad on Steve Jobs' birthday, February 24th.
A local Chinese-language newspaper reported Friday that iPad3 might be launched on Feb. 24 to mark the anniversary of the birth of Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs.

Citing sources close to Taiwanese makers in the iPad3 supply chain, the Economic Daily News said the gadget could be launched in mid-first quarter of next year or by the end of next March.
According to the report, workers at several iPad component suppliers as well as manufacturing partner Foxconn will have limited time off during the usual Lunar New Year holiday. The Lunar New Year holiday itself falls on January 23rd next year, with workers generally receiving a number of other days off from work around that date.


Sources have been reporting a variety of rumored dates for an iPad 3 introduction, with some claiming a debut in the March-April timeframe while others have pointed to a February launch being in the works.

Apple last year launched new MacBook Pro models on Jobs' birthday, although that unusual Thursday introduction was likely a convenient coincidence driven by the debut taking place during the Presidents Day holiday week.

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34 months ago

The instant my bank allows me to design my bank card, this will be it.

Everyone wants to do that.
Rating: 58 Votes
34 months ago
iPad 3 will be awesome.
Rating: 57 Votes
34 months ago

wheres the picture of Fry from Futurama that says "take my money"

please place that here! ;)


Wish granted.

Rating: 44 Votes
34 months ago
I can't see the biggest tech company in the world pushing a product through for something as sappy as the former CEO's birthday. Really push a product to make the holiday shopping season or something like that? Sure. But getting it out on his birthday isn't going to increase sales much (might get some more press but the iPad 3 will get tons anyway).

Steve Jobs would scoff at the idea. He told me in a dream.
Rating: 38 Votes
34 months ago
The slave workers at foxconn will be delighted to hear they are allowed to skip their new year holiday to make another idiotic capitalist deadline...
Rating: 37 Votes
34 months ago

Wish granted.

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The instant my bank allows me to design my bank card, this will be it.
Rating: 34 Votes
34 months ago
That would be a fitting tribute! But the sourcing on this rumor sounds... suspect.
Rating: 34 Votes
34 months ago
wheres the picture of Fry from Futurama that says "take my money"

please place that here! ;)
Rating: 20 Votes
34 months ago
Limiting time off just to meet a deadline in memory of someone, charming.
Rating: 19 Votes
34 months ago
That would be great. I really can't wait for the iPad 3 with a retina display. Day 1 buy for me!
Rating: 15 Votes

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