Apple Will Hold ‘Unusual’ Event In February, But It Won’t Be To Unveil The iPad 3



Dreams of an iPad 3 announcement this month have been shattered by the same publication that initially claimed when the device would get its grand unveiling. It is now reporting the much-anticipated third-generation device won’t be uncovered until March — as we had always expected — but that Apple still has plans for an “unusual” event this month.

Rumors claiming Apple would unveil the iPad 3 this month started surfacing back in January, when the Japanese blog Macotakara cited sources in the U.S. and Asian supply chains who were reportedly confirming a February announcement. However, the same site has now confirmed that its initial report was only a “half-side of the truth.”

Its latest report claims the iPad 3 will get another March unveiling just like the iPad 2, but that Apple will still hold an event this month. That event is said to be a “strange” or “unusual,” rather than “special”:

I reported that Apple was going to hold Special Event in early February according to Asian supplier and source from united states, but this report told a half-side of truth. Apple will hold “Strange” event at February instead of Special Event.

It’s unclear what this February event will include, but according to the author of Macotakara’s report, it won’t be a product unveiling.

An iPad 3 event in March certainly seems more plausible that a February announcement, but now we’re left wondering what an “unusual” event this month will bring.

[via MacRumors]

  • tedcranmore

    Steve’s birthday event. Something to commemorate Steve’s life….I wonder what it will be?

  • Gerry Doire

    Apple will announce later this month, it has purchased Microsoft for a fire sale price.

  • ddevito

    I’d put my money on something dedicated to Mr. Jobs – building, institute, etc. Something along those lines.

  • macgizmo

    I wish they would release a new iMac, and a new version of the iWork apps.

  • Shane Bryson

    No product announcements. Did you read the article?

  • macgizmo

    Yes, I did. Did you read my comment? It said I WISH they would release an iMac, not I THINK they will release an iMac.

  • Phil

    Usually these events are about the Mac

  • marcwitteveen

    Price cut of iPad or a educational thing e.g. Scholarship,etc. in memory of Steve Jobs.

  • Mike Rathjen

     His birthday is late February.