Apple iPad 3 coming late March?

Apple iPad 3 coming late March?
The next generation of the Apple iPad could arrive in stores late March, nearly a year after the launch of the iPad 2, if we are to believe a report by Japanese blog Macotakara that says Apple will hold a media event in the beginning of March. The event is expected to bring us an official announcement of the third iPad.

Manufacturers such as Foxconn and Pegatron have allegedly started production of the new tablet. Foxconn is responsible for an overwhelming 85% of all future iPads made:

“According to Chinese source, Foxconn Technology and Pegatron Technology started next generation of iPad assembly with Foxconn bearing 85% and Pegatron taking 15% of the production load like as iPhone 4S. Accelerated schedule is made possible by earlier Chinese New Year festival, 23rd-28th January.”

Now, logical as it all sounds, we’d take it with a grain of salt until we hear an official confirmation from Apple. 

It does sound exciting, though - especially given the rumors about a slightly thicker iPad that would could come with a higher-res display and a brand new A6 chip. Add whispers about a new battery with nearly double the capacity of the one on the iPad 2, and you arrive at a killer new product. Do you think that Apple will unveil the next iPad in March? Let us know in the comments below.


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iPad 3
  • Display 9.7" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Apple A5X, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 11560 mAh

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22 Comments

1. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Windows 8 tablet plzzzz :D

11. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I am waiting for it as well...Microsoft better price it right.

14. phones522

Posts: 94; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

why does everyone want a windows tablet it doesn't look that cool

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

because its a full on OS, not a lite OS. That runs APPLICATIONS not APPS.

2. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Wow... How exciting. Another over hyped,ridiculously priced,built on slave labor Apple product to grant you status as another 1 percenter with plenty of money to burn.

15. Bismarck131

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Keep your OWS socialist BS off of here

19. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Bismarck,go screw yourself!!!

22. deathyyy

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

You're a moron. There really is no other word for it.

3. micahrahn

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

Will be dissapointed if it comes out as the ipad 2S like they did with the iphone 4S. Waiting on new products just to find out that all they have is a new haircut is dissapointing.

4. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

If anyone has watched the movie "The Jerk" with Steve Martin, we can surmise that in comparison with the one scene in which the new phone book arrives. Apple can represent the phone book and people lining up on every iteration of an Apple product, can represent Steve Martin. Classic movie and Steve's uncanny excitement resembles Apple buyers. John B.

5. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The burning question on everyone's mind: how many suicides will take place at Apple production plants worldwide in the next three months? 10? 20? 30? 40? 50∞

6. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

For everyone slamming Apple users calling us fanboys and such... Just for though... Can 200 million users be wrong? Nuf said.

13. supaman21

Posts: 43; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

the entire world thought the world was flat.... and that earth was the center of the universe.... look it up unless siri is down again....

17. Bismarck131

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

That's actually a common misconception. Both the ancient Greeks and Columbus and pretty much everyone else of any education knew the world was round...nice try though...maybe next time you should try to get some education yourself before making an asinine comment.

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the name of the ipad it should be the least of the our concerns.. the improvements on it is what I am waiting for...

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

They will probably bump-up' the Front Facing Camera to a WHOLE 1.0MP and maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to use FaceTime™ on 3G versus just iWiFi only. But, good luck waiting on 4G connectivity; not happening, not cost-effective for Apple since profit margin is the Apple bottom line.

8. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

With ... a new/better battery ... iOS ... higher screen resolution ... Even with the Prime's killer processor ... If the iPad3 "looks" better and lasts longer ... it will be a tough fight for the Prime.

10. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Since apple is gonna launch iPad3 with A6 quad chip...is there any hope optional flash support...like user can turn on/off flash in browser?

12. veRdiKt

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

apple is gonna reveal something that "no one" has ever scene. even though the transformer prime is going to be still on top.....the pr and marketing for aapples products will bring it home. If asus spent that much money on marketing people would fall in love. The very few customers that come into best buy and ask to see the transformer prime and just get BLOWN away at the power and style are the best. i kid you not they get extremely happy. overjoyed. Thats what sets apple and others apart. i can see customers getting frustrated that apple prodcuts usually cost soo much but with that money they can have a device that wont get future proofed.

16. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Let's face it. Apple makes a good product. But, this is nothing new. For 30 years, Apple has made good products. Their problem was high vertical integration that controlled your every end experience coupled to higher price. Incremental upgrades and the lock in of proprietary equipment. Same as today. So what's the big deal today? Why is this generation so high on Apple? Just as you said, it is the marketing. Steve jobs was looked at as a visionary. However, I will argue that he was far better at using his eloquent persona to sell the products. It is no secret that Apple copied. And they copied a lot. Even Steve himself was quoted on camera as saying: "Good artists copy, great artists steal. Apple has always been shameless in stealing other's ideas". He had a way of taking these ideas and making them seem new and feel revolutionary. Can we give credit to Apple for the revolutionary iphone or iPad? In simple terms; Yes. Because they were released in a new era ready to embrace something new. But to look back on history; No. Linus invented a computer called the WriteTop back in the early 80's. A computer with removable "Tablet" style device for remote use. IBM invented a type of Smartphone device called an iPaq back in the 80s as well. So technically, these ideas are not new. I argue that the iphone alone is nothing. It can't perform unless it is coupled with something else. That something else is the App store. Without it, the iPhone would die. Trounced by what the true smartphone is capable of doing. John B.

20. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I'm not going to be in the market for a tablet for a long time if these trends keep continuing. So far the transformer prime is the only interesting one to me because it has the keyboard with an extra battery and a full sized USB port. With those features it can replace my laptop for light tasks.

21. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

Who cares I'd rather have an Android tablet like the Asus Transformer Prime!

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