Rumor: iPad 3 event to take place March 7th

By , Feb 13, 2012

We’ve heard a couple of theories over the last few months regarding when Apple would finally unveil its next-generation tablet. Though earlier rumors suggested we could see the next iPad as early as February, most of the chatter now points to an early March launch.

This afternoon iMore weighed in on the tablet gossip, pinpointing March 7th as the date Apple will hold its event, and echoing previous reports of the slate’s expected feature set…

According to their sources, iMore is reporting that Apple’s iPad event is set for March 7th. The site also says it has confirmed that the new tablet will sport a quad-core A6 processor and a new 2048×1536 Retina display, which have both been rumored to be iPad 3 features for months.

While we were a bit skeptical on the March 7th date at first, LoopInsight‘s Jim Dalrymple has added some serious weight to iMore’s claim. The ex-MacWorld editor has indicated that he is also hearing that Apple’s iPad event will take place on Wednesday, March 7th.

Given that the date also lines up with AllThingsD’s ‘first week of March’ report, it looks like we are only about three weeks away from seeing Apple’s new tablet. Here’s hoping that the Retina display and LTE rumors actually materialize.

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  • Anonymous

    Dayum! Can’t wait till the release!

  • http://legitnoob.com/ LegitNoob

    I read all about this too, I just don’t see how it’s verifiable. Some random source says March 7th? I don’t think that anyone planning it would tell…. but then again what do I know?

  • http://twitter.com/Cruize_Tom Cruize Tom

    i don’t like to hear this!

  • chinh pham

    They always string you along, just like 3G , 3GS to i4 to i4s.

    A5 will stay. A6 will be saved for i5. iPad 3 will get better camera and retina for sure.

    I6 will get faster a6, bigger screen but same camera

    Future iPad with get a6… And so on…

  • Anonymous

    I read all these rumours with a grain of salt, I mean, everyone was saying that the “Iphone 5″ was going to have a bigger screen, new form, better specs etc. It turned out that it was just an iphone 4 with little internal surgery, upgraded camera and a beta product built in.

    • sn0wbaLL

      actually the iPhone 4s got completely revamped hardware. If you’ve never played infinity blade 2 on a 4s, or used siri throughout your day then you wouldn’t know. there are more hardware upgrades between the 4 and the 4s than there was between the 3gs and the 4. Do the research buddy. When games/apps support the 4s, it truly is 2x faster and 7x the graphics. Most powerful GPU on any phone to date, no antenna gate problems either and a beta product that is unmatched in todays AI assistant.

      • Anonymous

        Siri doesn’t fully work here in Australia and places outside of the states , Infinity Blade 2, while good looking is just one game (that gets repetitive imo) that truely uses the Iphone 4S, I still waiting for similar apps, others are only optimized to iphone 4. I just changed from iphone 3g to iphone 4S (by carrier change), yes there is a difference, but noting what the rumour mill are talking about.

      • Anonymous

        Siri doesn’t fully work here in Australia and places outside of the states , Infinity Blade 2, while good looking is just one game (that gets repetitive imo) that truely uses the Iphone 4S, I still waiting for similar apps, others are only optimized to iphone 4. I just changed from iphone 3g to iphone 4S (by carrier change), yes there is a difference, but noting what the rumour mill are talking about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohgui Andrew Lee

    i don’t give a crap about anything except the Retina display… just bring the Retina display to fruition and i’m sold.

  • ace ash

    That is my sister’s birthday