Citi analyst Richard Gardner claims in a note to clients today that the iPad 3 (or whatever its name may be) will launch in February of 2012 and will feature a Retina display:

According to “several sources” the next iPad will launch in February, and it will sport a screen with double the resolution of the current model.

As usual, these analysts’ predictions should be taken with a grain of salt, as they rarely rely on any evidence. But looking at the past two years, it seems clear that the next iPad will probably launch between February and April.

  • Dan

    ah well, i’m sticking with my iPad2 for a while, not jumping on the iPad 3 bandwagon.

  • Right when I’ll be getting my student loan check… Perfect!

    • Lupius

      Ask yourself this: in 5 years will you choose to pay off your loan or buy the iPad 8 Ultra?

      • Jon Garrett

        Im sure he’ll opt for the iPad 8 ultra. those student loan checks are a scam !! $30,000 in debt….thank you Dept of Education for “giving” me money !!

  • Anonymous

    Just bought the ipad2 loving it
    If the 3 has a retina display that don’t matter to me the ipad2 is more than I need 😉

  • Vitaliy T

    im thinking I’ll just get the iPad2 now.. iPad 3 can wait =)

  • sylvan feghali

    After 3 years of waitttttttttttt , Finally am getting the Ipad that deserved all that waittttttttt.

  • please please please stop saying “pinch of salt” “grain of salt” its been used in 133 articles on this site! enough already. find a new way to say the same thing

  • A grain of salt is nothing. Should be a spoonful of salt.