The highly anticipated iPad 3 was rumored to be introduced in February , but low and behold, Apple will not be holding an event in February according to The Loop. Instead, the highly reliable AllThingsD announced today that Apple will be holding a special event in early March to launch the next iPad. Good things come to those who wait right?
It will most likely take place in San Francisco, presumably at Apple’s favorite location for big announcements like these, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This is where the iPad was launched in 2010 and the iPad 2 debuted in 2011. Apple has declined to comment on the time or date of the event, saying the company does not comment on rumors or speculation.
When will you be able to get your paws on the iPad 3 if it’s launched in early March? I’m glad you asked. Following in the footsteps of previous launches, you will most likely be able to purchase the next iPad a week or so after the launch. Get your sleeping bags ready!
The iPad 3 (assuming that’s what it will be called) is rumored to have a number of new features and upgrades:
- Sunlight readable Retina display which would supercharge the resolution to 2048-by-1536 pixels
- Better front and rear cameras
- A version that works on Sprint’s network
- Virtual assistant Siri
- Improved battery life
- A6 (dual or quad core)
- Faster GPU
- 32 GB minimum
- 802.11ac WIFI capability
- Enhanced touchscreen
We still haven’t heard what the overall design of the iPad 3 will be and we know Apple designed two next-generation prototypes dubbed J1 and J2 with slightly different features. Talk about an amazing dream job testing these Apple devices out! Apple sold over 32 million iPads in the third quarter of 2011 and they were expected to sell 40 million in the final quarter.
Will you be purchasing the new iPad 3 when it debuts in early March, 2012? And the bigger question, if you already own an iPad or iPad 2, will you upgrade? What feature are you most excited about? We look forward to hearing from you in the comments below!
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