iPad 3 Release Date: CNBC Says Next Week, With A Quad-Core, In NYC

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UPDATE 2: Invites for the official event have gone out, and it will be held on March 7th. More on that here.

As it stands, the general thinking around Apple's upcoming iPad 3 is that it will be announced on March 7th. This date has been slung around by multiple sources, and of course the logical place to expect that announcement is either San Francisco or Cupertino.

Within the last hour, CNBC has tweeted that Apple will be unveiling a quad-core 4G LTE enabled iPad 3 next week. And they say that it's taking place in New York.

ALERT: Quad-Core iPad 3 with 4G LTE to be unveiled in New York next week. -Sources 52 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Here's some elaboration on CNBC's site:

From CNBC's John Ford:

What i'm hearing is that there will be an announcement next week and that actually the main location might be new york. which would be unusual, because a lot of product announcement, apple tends to do out of san francisco. but, i'm hearing new york could be a location next week. new york is a place, of course, that has plenty of media and publishing happening there. so if that is a main feature of the announcement, new york would make sense.

In response to this, The Loop's reliable Apple expert Jim Dalrymple tweeted his rebuttals:

@pdparticle Well @CNBC is wrong. It won't be in NY 🙂 39 minutes ago via Twitter for Mac ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Maybe I should bet @CNBC 25 minutes ago via Twitter for Mac ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

It's not just the location that's being questioned, but earlier today we heard rumors that Apple's Quad-core A6 might not be ready for the big release.

We will update this article as necessary.

UPDATE: CNBC has released some clarifying tweets:

CNBC’s @jonfortt reports Apple product launch slated for next week & key location will be NYC. (1/2) 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Clarification to earlier tweet: iMore blog reports Apple to unveil quad-core iPad 3 with 4G LTE next week. (2/2) 3 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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