Apple is set to announce its much-anticipated iPad 3 during the first week of March, according to sources for All Things D. It’s unclear when the device will actually launch, but it is said be “pretty much what we’ve been led to expect by the innumerable reports leading up to its release.”
The device is likely to make its debut at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco — the location Apple has continually chosen for big announcements in previous years. And it is expected to launch around one week later, with the same delay between unveiling and launch that we experienced with the iPad 2.
According to the sources, the device will be exactly what we’ve been led to expect from recent rumors: It will pack a faster processor (likely to be Apple’s A6 chip), an improved graphics processing unit, and a 2048 x 1536 Retina Display.
This fits in nicely with iPad 3 components that were leaked to Cult of Mac today, which confirm the third-generation device will feature new internals, but the same external design.
As you’d expect, an Apple spokeswoman declined to comment on the rumor.
UPDATE: The Loop’s Jim Dalyrimple, who’s famous for the accuracy of his sources, gives this rumor a “Yep.”
[via All Things D]