If you wished for another iPad 3 launch rumor when you woke up this morning, then you’re in for a stroke of luck.

According to the oft-accurate Japanese blog Macotakara, Apple will announce the third generation iPad at an event due to be held in March, with a release date to come after that announcement.

The news comes after Macotakara had previously claimed that the event would take place in February, but the blog now says that there will be two events, with the one in February being described as “strange” by the site…

“I reported that Apple was going to hold Special Event in early February according to Asian supplier and source from united states, but this report told a half-side of truth. Apple will hold “Strange” event at February instead of Special Event.”

When pushed, the post’s author suggested that the February event will not be a product announcement, citing sources in the Apple supply chain.

Macotakara has had some success in predicting such announcements in the past, so we’re inclined to lend this rumor a little more weight than most. That said, it is still a rumor.

Right now, the only thing we know for certain is that Apple will announce a new iPad some time between tomorrow and next year, which isn’t exactly the stuff of crystal balls.

Other rumors include the possible addition of a Retina Display for this generation iPad, and it’s a rumor that just will not go away. At this point we can’t help but feel that anything short of a high-resolution display this time around will be deemed a failure by many.

Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.

Update: Jim Dalrymple says Apple has no event scheduled for February. Obviously, we give much more weight to Jim’s sources than Macotakara’s.

  • When it comes to my iPhone I always upgrade ASAP. But I can’t afford to update my iPad so often. Just got it in June!

    • Def upgrading my iPad 2. Will be 2 years that I have had it and the iPad 2 wasnt good enough for an upgrade IMO. But the iPad 3? Retina display, LTE, A6 Quadcore processor. CAN I HAZ PLZ?

      • Jon Garrett

        you’re the ideal apple customer. the make a product, make sure you feel inferior, release a new product, you buy it, apple makes more money, increase their market share. everybody goes to bed happy.

        you’ll get a retina display but only because the Samsung display will be superior. you’ll get a faster dual core, not a quad core. and LTE is a toss up but likely since all the Android Tablets already have LTE.

      • Anonymous

        Poor little man… I hope someday you’ll find enough contentment in your preference that you don’t feel obliged to wander oppositions blogs…

      • cruzcontrol1001

        I was was wondering what happen to this loser he jailbroke his iPhone 4s and went m.i.a. now that he’s got his tweaks hes back putting down the phone he is commenting off get a life Jon and stop trolling idb, cult of Mac, apple insider, bgr,lifehacker, etc. Man every site I read off of your there posting stupid shit.

      • troll…

      • Jon Garrett


        do you like the taste or the feeling of my balls on your chin? stop fucking stalking me. Ive said it a thousand times, if you don’t like my comments don’t fucking read them. no go cry to the mods and see if I give fuck.

      • STFU

      • Imahottguy

        And you’re the ideal fandroid. They make a tablet with good specs, but crappy OS, and you cannot wait to show your friends that you are a free thinker, that you are an individual who shows no brand loyalty. That’s great and everything, but why do you feel the need to troll tech blogs and show that you are definitely better than others? Do you feel that inadequate?

  • cruzcontrol1001

    @jon garret

    If yours balls are small as your brain nothing to worry about. Get over yourself no one stalks you drone boy . I will comment on what I please if anyone needs to go its you and your droidahrea preaching no one here cares so get life loser.