iPad Rumor of the Day: March Launch Confirmed?

Today’s rumor is coming to you from Japanese tech blog Macotakara, a site that’s been quite a bit more accurate than our typical rumormongering site DigiTimes when it comes to insider information on Apple products.

So what’s going on today? Well, last week the site said that Foxconn and Pegatron, two of Apple’s suppliers, issued orders to begin assembling iPad 3s in order to accommodate a March event, and today, Macotakara has announced that Apple will showcase the iPad 3 in a media event in March ahead of its actual launch.

The site originally thought the iPad 3 announcement would take place in February (on Steve Jobs birthday, perhaps?) and then go on sale the next month, but now that’s shifted to March. Macotakara still believes that Apple will hold an event in February, but it won’t be a product launch. The site doesn’t know anymore than that, and even called the event “strange.”

Here’s the (computer) translated quote from the article:

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. Special Event for new products will be hold in early March and will release products during March as usual.

I think it stands to reason that Apple might hold some kind of celebratory event in honor of Steve Jobs, but I have no guesses on what might go on at such an event. Either way, the iPad 3 launch is creeping up on us, and it won’t be long now.

And just in case you’ve forgotten, the new iPad is rumored to feature a quad-core A6 processor, a high-resolution display, and LTE support.

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