iPad 3 cases already shipping to Best Buy

iPad 3 cases already shipping to Best Buy
There’s only two days until Apple announces the next iPad on Wednesday, March 7th, but cases for the tablet have already started shipping in sealed boxes. A pink sticker on top of the boxes saying "Do not display until official iPad 3 launch" confirms this, a tipster revealed.

The shipment is not of just a few cases - there’s over a 1,000 Targus Versavu 360 stands for the next-gen iPad shipping to Best Buy, meaning that it won’t be long until the actual tablet hits shelves. Also, this confirms that Apple has picked "iPad 3" for the name rather than "iPad 2S," or some other variation.

We know that Apple usually unveils products shortly before their launch, and this hints that the iPad 3 will follow the same routine. 

Interestingly, the iPad 3 shouldn’t differ much from the second-gen tablet in terms of pure dimensions. It’s expected to be a hair thicker due to a larger, more capable battery, with tapered edges and otherwise similar design. Just enough of a change for case makers to introduce new clother for the iPad 3 and we're curious whether this means that iPad 2 cases won't fit it.

Previous rumors agreed that the new tablet will feature the same 9.7-inch display, but this time with a crystal clear resolution of 2048x1536 pixels. The iPad 3 is said to come with only the A5X chip, a version of the old dual-core A5 but with higher clock speed. Cupertino will allegedly leave the 28nm A6 chip for future devices. 

The next iPad should also sport improved cameras. Along with that, Apple could introduce new apps at the event, highlighting the allegedly better cameras.

Thanks, anonymous!

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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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11 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

My next tablet is Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (11.6) not iPad 3 with most Samsung components inside and it is the hottest iPad ever.

2. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Say about the iPhone what you want, but the iPad is awesome.

3. android_hitman unregistered

iPad2s.. let's not forget that ..

4. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

So im reading that the iPad 3 will have LTE?? That would be the biggest improvement for Apple since the introduction of the iPhone 4. Although I dont like Apple, I know that millions of people will be camping out in front of their stores waiting for this tablet to come out. I dont think that Apple will be removed from its throne as the #1 tablet seller in the world

5. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

not 100% true back int the 90's no1 thought that IBM will be thrown out of its Throne and it was same as Microsoft.. Things always change. Same reason why in the last decade we have advance in technology so rapidly, the competition grows and so is the advancement in technology. :)

6. conscious

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Right now Apple is the only company innovating. The rest copy Apple. Until that changes Apple will stay on top.

7. jeff327

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

You are very funny..

9. Obviously

Posts: 29; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

If you call over-pricing innovation, then yes, Apple has been innovating for years

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

who to believe.. a bunch of fandroids that speak out of whisper hole or... http://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2011/

8. SuperEd

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

i really lik my iPad 2...but can't WAIT for my WINDOWS 8 TABLET!!!! Already in LOVE with the OS. Wooo hooo. It's kind of like...i really LIKE my toy Smart car (ipad), but can't wait to drive my Porsche. Hang on kids.

10. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

This is true. I was in a Best Buy over the weekend and saw a few cases in the Mens' room; they are being used as sAnitAry toiLet seAt covers. And, you are also right, technicAlly, they weren't supposed to start using them until Wednesday, March 7th. Oh well......

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