Japanese blog Macotakara had updated its previous claim that Apple would introduce the iPad 3 this month by saying that the company was instead planning a “strange” event that didn’t involve new hardware. Neither of these reports are true, and we can instead expect an iPad announcement in March.
Dalrymple weighs in on the rumor madness:
This is not going to happen, according to my sources. Apple will not hold an event in February, unusual or otherwise. That’s it.
Multiple sources have been corroborating an early-2012 iPad announcement for months, and March sounds like an excellent timeframe for such an event. The iPad 2 was unveiled in March of last year. Apple’s next-generation tablet is expected to feature a higher resolution display, faster processor, and Siri integration.
Dalrymple has always had a pretty spotless track record when it comes to Apple rumors. Don’t expect any sort of Apple event this month. March, however, should prove to be very interesting.