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iPad 3 Announcement on March 7th with Quad Core and 4G LTE? [Date Confirmed]

iMore reports that Apple is planning to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Aside from the date of the announcement, iMore also claims that the iPad 3 will feature a 2048x1536 Retina display as well as a quad-core A6 processor and "possibly" 4G LTE networking. They cite sources "who have been reliable in the past".

Overall, the site seems least certain about LTE's presence in the iPad 3:
4G LTE networking has been another mystery surrounding the iPad 3, with a compatible Qualcomm chipset becoming available, but international LTE coverage is still slim, and in some cases a year or more away. It sounds like Apple has 4G LTE lined up for iPhone 5 this October, but we’re still not certain if the iPad 3 will get it earlier.
iMore (then called Tipb) had previously pinpointed the pre-order date for the iPhone 4S.

LTE has been rumored to be included in the iPad 3 in the past. As iMore notes, LTE's rollout has been slow, but many carriers are aggressively rolling out coverage and LTE requirements in 2012. Apple has also been testing LTE in iOS 5 and hiring LTE engineers.

Update: Jim Dalrymple of LoopInsight confirms the date with a simple "Yep". Dalrymple is known to have sources inside Apple.

Related roundup: iPad Air

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34 months ago
TAKE MY MONEY!

Oh wait. I'm broke.

Take one of my limbs!
Rating: 52 Votes
34 months ago
Come to papa. :)
Rating: 39 Votes
34 months ago
I might be tempting to upgrade my iPad 0...

EDIT: it seems basic math is beyond the reach of some... This is in the sense that I don't have any iPad yet.
Rating: 39 Votes
34 months ago

If you only had one limb, you wouldn't be able to operate an ipad properly. You lose both ways.


could take away a leg (thats a limb too)
Rating: 20 Votes
34 months ago

TAKE MY MONEY!

Oh wait. I'm broke.

Take one of my limbs!


LOL...literally:D

Now THAT'S devotion! I don't even think LTD(;)) could match that level of commitment to Apple! :D
Rating: 11 Votes
34 months ago
I'm in :)

As a photographer, I've been waiting for a Retina Display iPad to come to market. With a Quad Core processor and possibly 128GB of storage, it becomes a viable photo processing tool. Now let's see Aperture (or a companion app) released for iOS.
Rating: 9 Votes
34 months ago

The iPad3 is going to be incredible. Heck, i'd give my iPad 2 for one.


I would also give your iPad 2 to have one.
Rating: 8 Votes
34 months ago

I might be tempting to upgrade my iPad 0...


iPad 0? As in zero? What's that? :confused:

"...it's a flat rock, and a piece of chalk I carry around with me".
Rating: 6 Votes
34 months ago
/true story/
Rating: 6 Votes
34 months ago
The ongoing mantra in this forum says SPECS DON'T MATTER. There is no denying that. Anytime a new Android device talks of better specs, it is made fun of and completely written off as unnecessary. But when a rumor touches on specs and it is an Apple device on the receiving end of the better hardware, it seems a lot of people come out and completely go nuts over the better specs. The blatant hypocrisy is downright shameful and embarrassing.
Rating: 4 Votes

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