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.