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iPad 3 Event in March, An 'Unusual' Apple Event in February?

Japanese blog Mac Otakara has posted a follow-up to their previous claim of a February iPad 3 media event.

The original report had claimed that Apple would hold an iPad 3 media event in February with product launch in March. We had expressed some doubts about the long lead time between event and launch. Mac Otakara has had a mixed track record in the past, but has had enough hits that they continue to warrant attention.

The site is now reporting that while there will be an event in February, that it would be a "strange" (or unusual) event rather than the usual product announcement event:
I reported that Apple was going to hold Special Event in early February according to Asian supplier and source from united states, but this report told a half-side of truth. Apple will hold "Strange" event at February instead of Special Event.
Meanwhile, they now report that the iPad 3 announcement and launch will both take places in March.

AppleInsider contacted the author for clarification but was only told that the February event would not be a product event.

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99 months ago!/Dmitri46/status/165014362422116352

apparently, a better translation is "unusual" or "out of the ordinary" rather than strange.


I would have left it as 'strange event'. That sounded far more intriguing.

Rating: 23 Votes
99 months ago

Feb event will be discontinuation of Pro lines, ditching Macbook Pros and Mac Pros, and switch to only Macbook naming convention.

The Macbook Air will be renamed "Macbook" and it will be offered 11-13-15-17 inches flavor with soldered ram (2/4 standard, up to 16gb BTO) and ssd as only options.

iPod Classic ditched, iPod renamed as iPod mini, iPod Touch to "iPod".

iMac will remain the same.

Awesome. Who needs
Rating: 13 Votes
99 months ago
Strange event?

Live from the Moscone Centre, Phil Schiller sings Sinatra!
Rating: 13 Votes
99 months ago
Cook throws a BBQ and at the very end he reveals that he was using a Powerbook G5 instead of a grill the entire time.
Rating: 11 Votes
99 months ago
fwiw, steve jobs' birthday is in February. (Feb 24th).

Rating: 9 Votes
99 months ago
So… for this year, a new, heavily upgraded iPad3 (quad-core, Retina display), the new iPhone5. Then looking over at the Buyer’s guide, not a single green, 'buy now’ recommendation. Which means we can expect new iMacs, new MBPs, new MBAs, possibly new Mac Pros and Minis in 2012. With their most recent record breaking earnings call fresh in memory, I think it’s safe to say that this is going to be a monster year for Apple. :eek:
Rating: 8 Votes
99 months ago


Here, Winni. Are you ever happy about anything?

There's alot to be said for having a positive outlook on life.
Rating: 8 Votes
99 months ago
I can see Apple's announcement now - "We are moving all Apple manufacturing to the USA!"

The internet - "I can't believe this, first poor treatment to your workers and now you are laying them all off! I am never buying Apple products again!"

Rating: 7 Votes
99 months ago
iPad socks? XXL size….
Rating: 6 Votes
99 months ago
Could the strange event have something to do with TVs? Hmmmmm.
Rating: 5 Votes

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