iPad 3 Release Set for March 16?

Mar 6, 2012 - 5 Comments

iPad 3 Release Possibility

The next iPad may be released to the public on Friday, March 16, just 9 days after the products launch. It remains unclear whether pre-orders will be possible before then.

This information comes to us from 9to5mac, who cites a reliable source within Apple Stores who noted that significant preparations are being made for an event on that date. Additionally, two new Apple Stores are expected to open ahead of schedule on the same Friday, providing further evidence of a meaningful Apple event occurring that day.

iPad 3 is anticipated to have a high resolution retina display, much faster processors, improved graphics capabilities, and 4G LTE connectivity. Pricing should be the same as existing iPad models, starting at $499 and going up incrementally from there.

There is some question regarding the actual name of the device, with some rumors surfacing yesterday that the next generation iPad may in fact be called “iPad HD” rather than “iPad 3”, though the naming convention is largely irrelevant beyond marketing of the device and is not expected to have any impact on the feature set.

Stay tuned, we’ll know more tomorrow.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, News, Rumor


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  1. Ham says:

    I went to the store and it said they were really coming!!!

  2. Hamzy says:

    Can’t wait oh boy oh boy oh boy I want to buy this badly I’ve been waiting for from last year hope it comes out in Sydney cause o really want it. Hope it’s better then the other ipads

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  4. Eric says:

    I reeeeeally hope they offer preorders online at midnight on the 9th or something, I don’t have time to wait in line for weeks just to get a new iPad.

    • Dan says:

      +1 on that! The queues at both the Stores in central London were just nuts last time. And then stock would be gone after an hour.

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