Earlier today we heard a report from AllThingsD claiming that Apple’s anticipated iPad 3 announcement is just a few weeks away. The site believes that we could see Apple unveil its next-generation tablet as early as the first week in March.

Now the New York Times is weighing in on the slate, claiming that it has also learned details about the next iPad. And according to its sources, the tablet’s [anticipated] Retina display looks “truly amazing…”

From the NYT:

“An Apple employee said that the version of the new iPad that is being tested inside the company is “essentially the same size and shape as the iPad 2,” with an improved and “truly amazing” screen. The tablet will include a faster processor, said the employee, who did not want to be identified because Apple is not fond of leaks.”

This information lines up with several previous rumors we’ve heard regarding the next-generation iPad’s upgraded components. It also lends some credibility to all of the gossip we’ve heard about its appearance. There have been a number of reports, and recent component leaks, suggesting that the iPad 3 will look extremely similar to its predecessor.

On top of a Retina display and faster processor, Apple’s next tablet is also rumored to feature high resolution cameras, Siri support, and 4G LTE technology.

[MacRumors]

  • Cant wait!!

  • Cant wait!!

  • Rumors are never true….except in high school

    • HAHA! I just had to let you know that your comment (the second part) was absolutely hilarious!

      • gypsyboys911

        HAHA! I just have to let you know that you seem homosexual.

  • Rumors are never true….except in high school

  • Selling ipad2 yesterday!!

  • Selling ipad2 yesterday!!

  • The only thing that will entice me in iPad 3 is the retina display, can someone explain the difference? is it noticeable?

    • Yes look at the screen difference between an iPhone 4 and a 3GS big difference. I love my retina display on my iPhone 4S and have been waiting for this, ever since i got my iPhone 4 my screen resolution on my iPad 1st gen is depressing.

      • plus, pictures you download on the ipad get degraded in quality. i use my ipad when painting and need the ipad to stop degrading the quality of the pictures

  • Anonymous

    I’d personally be more shocked if an Apple employee said the screen was shit, seriously, like an employee is going to say anything else !!