Feb 09

Apple iPad 3 announcement ‘in early March’

Apple will announce the iPad 3 in the first week of March, it has been claimed.

iPad 3 photo

The US technology blog All ThingsD reports that “sources” say Apple will announce the next iPad at a special event early next month.

Apple typically updates it products annually and the iPad 2 was announced on March 2 last year so this would fit the schedule. All ThingsD suggests that, as last year, Apple will put the device on sale a week or two later.

Earlier, blogs circulated a photo that appeared to show the back of the next iPad. The picture, which suggested that the new tablet had already entered production, ignited rumours about the iPad 3.

The photograph shows only slight differences from the iPad 2 back and it is possible that the part is not from an ‘iPad 3’ but instead from a rejected prototype or even a fake.

“people familiar with the product”, says that the new iPad will have double the screen resolution of the iPad 2 and as a result will be about one millimetre thicker.