John Paczkowski from All Things D has claimed this morning that Apple’s next iPad (likely to be iPad 3) will be announced in the first week of March at a media event in San Francisco. If this rumor comes true, it would be 12 months-interval between the iPad 2 and iPad 3. Details below!
Sources say the company has chosen the first week in March to debut the successor to the iPad 2 and will do so at one of its trademark special events. The event will be held in San Francisco, presumably at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Apple’s preferred location for big announcements like these. No word yet on a street date for the iPad 3 (assuming that’s what it’s called), though my guess is retail availability will follow roughly the same schedule as that of the iPad 2: available for purchase a week or so after the event.
The source also reiterates previous rumors of the new iPad sharing the same features of iPad 2 apart from a “Retina” display with 2048 x 1536 pixels.
Bloomberg reported back in January that the iPad 3 would feature a Retina display, A6 quad-core processor and Global LTE Options. Parts floating around China suggests that the rumor surrounding a slightly thicker size to accomodate a bigger battery size and display are likely to be true. The parts in China suggest the increase in thickness would be around 1mm.
Let’s see whether this rumor is true or not. March is just a few weeks away. Are you guys excited? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!