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Apple to Introduce iPad 3 in First Week of March


AllThingsD, which has an accurate track record in revealing Apple's new product media events, is reporting that Apple will hold an event to launch the iPad 3 in the first week of March.
Sources say the company has chosen the first week in March to debut the successor to the iPad 2, and will do so at one of its trademark special events. The event will be held in San Francisco, presumably at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Apple’s preferred location for big announcements like these. No word yet on a street date for the iPad 3 (assuming that’s what it’s called), though my guess is retail availability will follow roughly the same schedule as that of the iPad 2: Available for purchase a week or so after the event.
The report's sources also corroborate some of the basic rumors surrounding the device, claiming that it will feature a "much faster chip", improved graphics capabilities, and a high-resolution display.

Last year, Apple introduced the iPad 2 with a media event on March 2, following that up with the first round of launches on March 11.

Update: As he frequently does, the reliable Jim Dalrymple at The Loop corroborates AllThingsD's claim with a simple "Yep."

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35 months ago
Rating: 35 Votes
35 months ago

Cannot wait! :D Anyone else think we will see a 128GB model this time around? (Due to the 4S getting 64GB)


They've had two generations of 64GB. I say its time for an upgrade. :cool:
Rating: 14 Votes
35 months ago
Well yesterday BGR/YDM already reported that iOS 5.1 (http://www.yourdailymac.net/2012/02/operator-profiles-show-that-ios-5-1-may-be-released-on-march-9/) could be coming in the first week of March, which isn't unusual for Apple to release them both at the same time. :apple:

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I know it's very unlikely, but a SD slot to allow additional memory would be even better....


SD slot, talking about unlikely.
Rating: 13 Votes
35 months ago
Excellent news! I'm looking forward to the next great iPad.
Rating: 11 Votes
35 months ago
I'm gonna buy 4 eBook readers and 12 Kindle Fires instead... not. :eek:
Rating: 11 Votes
35 months ago
Cannot wait! :D Anyone else think we will see a 128GB model this time around? (Due to the 4S getting 64GB)
Rating: 11 Votes
35 months ago
I've owned both iPads so far. Let's see if Apple can sell me a third one. :D
Rating: 10 Votes
35 months ago
This will be a sad day for Apple's competitors. The iPad3 will make their piece of @!#$ (http://cl.jroo.me/z3/y/t/a/a/a.aaa.jpg) tablets look like even more piece of @!#$ (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qMJCGeRTeco/TOHP0dGELOI/AAAAAAAACUg/MHTleyfxmLU/s1600/crap.jpg) tablets.
Rating: 10 Votes
35 months ago
Skipped ipad2 and will pass on my original to my daughter at college when this launches. Really glad I skipped the last one as I feel Ive got fantastic value, nearly two years use from original. Every second year to update seems far more logical to me
Rating: 9 Votes
35 months ago
I think it might be time to buy my first iPad :D
Rating: 9 Votes

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