the Apple iPad 2 was introduced on March 2nd and was launched 9 days later on March 11th. This year, Apple has confirmed an event for March 7th and the smart money is betting that the Apple iPad 3 will be announced. Add the same 9 days between introduction and launch that we saw last year for the iPad 2 and it brings us to March 16th as a possible launch date for the Apple iPad 3. One rumor has the Apple iPad 3 launching stateside on March 16th and then breaking out internationally on March 30th.
The new Houston Apple Store is currently covered in black cloth to hide a glass back, front and curved roof. It is said to resemble a smaller version of the store that opened last year in New York. It will be the first of Apple's Houston stores to not be inside a mall. And while the tech giant has not yet officially announced the new store, it posted notices for jobs last year.
source: HoustonChronicle via AppleInsider