Apple to unveil iPad 3 in first week of March?

9 Feb 2012

The iPad 2

Reports suggest that Apple could show the iPad 3 to the public in the first week of March at an event in San Francisco.

AllThingsD reports that the iPad 3 will go on sale soon after the launch event. This runs in line with the unveiling of the iPad 2, which was revealed at the beginning of March and was made available in Ireland by the end of that month.

The report also suggests that the iPad 3 will offer a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution Retina Display, a “much faster chip” and an improved graphics processing unit.

Rumours have been circulating about the next iPad for some time now, with earlier reports suggesting it will offer a quad core processor, a high-resolution screen and LTE connectivity.

Earlier today, 9to5 Mac claimed it found images of the back case of the iPad 3 from China, which also added to the high-resolution screen rumours.

However, The Verge reports that, according to “people familiar with the product,” while the next iPad will have a faster A6 CPU, it won’t be a quad-core chip.

Apple is notoriously secretive about its upcoming products and normally sends out a press invite to its product launch events close to the date that they’re unveiled.