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Will Apple Unveil The iPad 3 In Early February?

by Killian Bell | January 17, 2012January 17, 2012 8:30 am PDT

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We’re quite sure that this Thursday’s Apple event in New York City will not see the unveiling of any new hardware, but according to a number of sources, we won’t have to wait too much longer for the company’s next major announcement.

The much-anticipated iPad 3 could be set for an early unveiling this year, with an announcement scheduled for early February. Its release will follow a month later, according to the Japanese blog Macotakara:

According to asian supplier and a source in United States, Apple seems to prepare to hold Special Event in early February.

Because Chinese factory will be in holiday of New Year, then new product is concidered to be released in early March.

A month-long delay between the iPad 3’s unveiling and its release would be significantly longer than the delay we suffered for the iPad 2. The second-generation device was announced on March 2, with its launch just nine days later on March 11.

However, at least it’s not the same delay we experienced with the original iPad. Apple’s debut tablet was announced in late January 2010, but it didn’t launch until more than two months later in early April.

MacRumors reports that Macotakara’s accuracy when it comes to Apple rumors has been mixed in the past, but does note that one of its recent reports regarding the iPad 3 was corroborated by Bloomberg just days later.

Would you like to see the iPad 3 unveiled early this year?

[via MacRumors]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...