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iPad 3 rumoured for early February announcement

iPad 3 rumoured for early February announcement

The iPad 3 will be announced in early February, shadowy tipsters abreast of developments claim, sending the rumour mill into overdrive in anticipation of Apple’s third generation slate.

Japanese tech blog Macotakara has been reportedly tipped off by supply chain sources in Asia and a ‘source in America’ that Apple will host a media event next month to officially unveil the tablet with a release date likely set in March.

iPad 3 mock up

The Cupertino-based giant is also expected showcase the latest release version of iOS, which has been in beta since the launch of the iPhone 4S and could possibly debut Siri on the iPad and other non-iPhone devices.

Details are still thin on the ground as to what improvements can be expected on the hotly awaited slate. However, if rumours are to be heeded, a retina display measuring 9.7 inches with a 2048 x 1536 resolution is almost a dead cert. Also mooted to be on board is an A6 quad core processor and for select markets, 4G/LTE support.

Apple is due to host another event tomorrow where it will make an ‘education announcement’, which based on industry whispers, will introduce of school textbooks on the iBookstore.

Source: Macotakara via 9to5Mac

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