For the past two years Apple has announced the new iPad in February, but this year that’s changing. Apple doesn’t have an event this month, but it will have one in March.
According to a source talking to All Things D, Apple is planning on a launch for the next iPad in the first week of March. The event will be held in San Francisco, most likely the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where Apple typically makes announcements such as this one.
According to current rumors, the iPad 3 will have a Retina Display with a 2048×1536 resolution, and will have a faster CPU. It’s said to have a form factor that’s similar to the iPad 2, perhaps even a bit thicker. There’s also rumors that an iPad 3 will push the price down of the iPad 2 to $300, which Apple will continue to sell. That will help Apple in the fight against Amazon, and just make it easier for more people to afford an iPad.
Given the release schedules of the previous two iPads, it would make sense for the iPad 3 to be available very soon after the announcement, perhaps just a week after.
Read [All Things D]