Apple has finally set a date for the execution of months and months – pretty much a year's worth – of iPad 3 rumours.
The iPad 3 launch event will take place on March 7. Heck, that’s one week from today. And here was me hoping things might calm down after the insanity of Mobile World Congress…
Apple is, of course, remaining characteristically quiet, simply revealing that the iPad 3 launch event will be held– as expected – at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theatre in its native San Francisco.
Interestingly, March 7 was rumoured for the iPad 3 launch a couple of weeks ago. Turns out those “sources who have been reliable in the past” were bang on the moolah.
As for iPad 3 specs, well, the rumour mill has painted a pretty vivid picture, including a 2048 x 1536 resolution that’s said to make the display look “like printed material”. That’s twice the resolution of the original iPad and the iPad 2.
Other iPad 3 specs are thought to include a quad-core A6 processor (or maybe not), an 8MP camera on par with that of the iPhone 4S, and maybe even Siri – which of course is currently exclusive to the aforementioned 4S.
As for iPad 3 pricing, I’m hoping it’ll grab the baton from the iPad 2, while the latter is tipped to drop to semi-budget territory in order to punch the Amazon Kindle Fire in the gob.
And finally, if history has taught us anything, the iPad 3 release date will follow the week after the launch event. Boom!