AllThingsD: Apple to announce the iPad 3 during the first week of March

The iPad 3 rumor mill is heating up with a report from AllThingsD that Apple will introduce its next generation tablet at an event in first week of March. The Cupertino company will hold the event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a venue it often uses for high-profile launches like this. The tablet will then go on sale a few weeks after the event.

The timing of the announcement fits in nicely with Apple’s previous launch schedule for the iPad. Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPad in January 2010 and the iPad 2 in March 2011. It would only make sense the iPad 3 would make its debut one year later in March 2012.

Though the report did not have any new information on the hardware. AllThingsD’s source supposedly confirmed earlier rumors that suggest the iPad 3 will have a faster processor, retina-like display, and improved graphics. The form factor will stay about the same. As expected, an Apple spokesperson would not comment on the report.

[Via AllThingsD]

  • I think the iPad, whenever it will be launched, will indeed manage to have a faster CPU. The competition has really stepped up a notch and the tablet market is not what it used to be. I will not be surprised to see the iPad 3 not among the top tablets at the end of 2012, but we’ll have to wait to find that out.

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