iPad 3 to launch with Apple event in March?

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Apple may be gearing up for a big launch event in the first week of March for the iPad 3, if a new report by AllThingsD is to be believed.

According to the site’s sources, they’re stating that at the very least an event will be hold detailing the product, even if its actual release sits a little longer away.

No time or place was revealed by the source, but the blog hazards a guess at “presumably […] the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts” as the venue with the tablet itself released following “the same schedule as that of the iPad 2: available for purchase a week or so after the event”.

By that estimation, it’d make it pretty much a year-on-year refresh for the line since March 2010, when the first iPad was released following its unveiling in January.

As for what to expect from the iPad 3, the rumour mill has certainly been churning of late. Reports of a 2048×1536 Retina display, a quad-core A6 chip, larger battery and a more comprehensive camera offering than the iPad 2’s pitiful showing have all been suggested.

Via: AllThingsD

Gerald Lynch