iPad 3 Release Date Rumored to be February 24th, Steve Jobs Birthday

Dec 23, 2011 - 7 Comments

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A new rumor claims that iPad 3 will be released on February 24th 2012, Steve Jobs Birthday. The rumor appeared on FocusTaiwan, but the heart of the story appears to have been relayed from a different Taiwanese paper, the Economic Daily News:

A local Chinese-language newspaper reported Friday that iPad3 might be launched on Feb. 24 to mark the anniversary of the birth of Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs.

Citing sources close to Taiwanese makers in the iPad3 supply chain, the Economic Daily News said the gadget could be launched in mid-first quarter of next year or by the end of next March.

It’d be wise to be skeptical about the exact release date given the sourcing, although the iPad 3 is widely expected to debut sometime in the earlier half of 2012.

The next iPad is expected to have a high resolution 2048×1536 retina display, and other reports have suggested it may include a quad core CPU, Siri integration, as well as a dual mode GSM/CDMA modem for the 3G models.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, News, Rumor

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  1. Nyet says:

    What, no hybrid e-ink display like they promised in April? That’s it, I’m disavowing Apple and going back to my Tandy 102…

  2. Walter says:

    I get the feeling something was lost in translation here. Maybe they meant ‘by Steve Jobs birthday’ which would be obvious given the iPad launch history. On his birthday? Very unlikely.

  3. Kuray says:

    If it will be for Steve’s birthday, IT MUST BE something good. Not like minor updates.

  4. guanlik says:

    i seriously doubt they would launch it on steve’s bd, it will be another disappointment for ppl to wish they could get ipad3 on the day

  5. gcollier says:

    Maybe it’ll just be called the iPad2s! Seems to be a trend!

  6. Gabe Zimbric says:

    Wow! I never knew that I had the same birthday as Steve Jobs! Now that just made my day.

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