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

ipad 2 tipb 01 620x465iMore 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.

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BobbyRond Avatar
120 months ago
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Oh wait. I'm broke.

Take one of my limbs!
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GenesisST Avatar
120 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.
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120 months ago
Come to papa. :)
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120 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)
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120 months ago
TAKE MY MONEY!

Oh wait. I'm broke.

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LOL...literally:D

Now THAT'S devotion! I don't even think LTD(;)) could match that level of commitment to Apple! :D
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ipedro Avatar
120 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.
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