iPad 3 Launch Event: Early March, Says Source

By: Josh Wolford - February 9, 2012

Although previous reports indicated that we would see Apple announce the iPad 3 later this month, new sources say that it won’t be happening in February.

Before you get too bummed out, I should probably tell you that they say Apple will hold the big iPad 3 media event in March, however.

All Things D are quoting sources that say the iPad 3 launch event will be held in San Francisco during the first week of March. One likely location is the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (previous Apple announcements have been made there).

If things fall in according to history, that means that the actual release of the iPad 3 will happen mid-March, a week or so after the big launch event. A couple of weeks ago, some analysts predicted a late March release date for the tablet.

The same source goes on to discuss the iPad 3 specs. Previous rumors said that the new tablet will have a high-def retina display, possibly 2048×1536, as well as much improved graphics. Apparently, that’s all part of the new package, as is a faster chip.

Other rumors we’ve heard include a major camera upgrade, a battery upgrade, and LTE support.

Leaked images revealed on Thursday also suggest big internal changes for the iPad 3, with little in the form of external differences.

Have you been holding out for the iPad 3? Let us know in the comments.

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  • http://www.webpronews.com/ Mike McDonald

    A better camera. (do people use the current camera?)

    A better battery. (I thought people were all about the battery on the first two?)

    LTE Support. – meh.

    I guess if you aren’t an iPad owner at all, this might make sense to buy. If you have a 1 or a 2 though, I don’t see a single purchase-inspiring feature*.

    *Unless of course you’re one of ‘those’ guys from the Samsung commercials – and there are plenty of them.

  • Lisa Giese

    I do not have an iPad at this time and was going to buy the iPad 2 but heard the iPad 3 was going to be coming out soon so I have been waiting on pins and needles and searching the web every day for news on its release date – can’t wait!!!! LOVE my iPhone 4s so I imagine I will also love the iPad as well! Am also in the process of getting Apple TV.

  • Ken B.

    My laptop broke, and I don’t have an iPad, but two people I know do, and they rave about them. I’m uninterested in LTE. I have a 3GS; it was my first iPhone (after 3 iPods), and I got it at launch. It’s been good to me. What I am interested in is what kinds of synergy I can achieve with my phone and tablet (I hope to upgrade to an iPhone 5 this year) and I’m hoping that a more eloquent key board solution will come with it so it can replace a laptop and netbook…forever. Oh, an HD screen doesn’t hurt, either.