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Apple Confirms iPad 3 Launch Event On 7 March

Ardjuna Seghers


Apple iPad 3 Launch 7 March

We’ve had rumour after rumour practically from the day after the iPad 2 launched last year but now Apple has finally indicated it will launch a new iPad on 7 March.

While the invite to the event in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco doesn't specifically mention the iPad 3, it does say Apple has “something you really need to see. And touch.” This is accompanied by a picture of what looks suspiciously like a new iPad.

The device pictured on the invite looks like it has an improved screen compared to the current iPad, but it’s not conclusive and we’ll have to wait until the event itself to see what is announced.

Apple iPad 3 Launch 7 March

The event will begin at 10am local time, which is 6pm GMT next Wednesday, 7 March and we will of course be covering the event live, bringing you all the details as they are annoucned.

While we expect to see a new iPad, be that the iPad 3, iPad 2S, iPad HD or whatever it is called, we also expect to see a revamped Apple TV and possibly a new HD audio file technology which will use adaptive streaming and let you convert your entire music collection into a HD format.

We’d love to hear what you think will be announced in San Francisco next week, so let us know in the comments below.

Make sure you check out our iPad 3 round up where you’ll find all the rumours surrounding Apple’s latest tablets.


February 29, 2012, 3:34 am

Given the tense recent history with Google, I'm surprised to see Google Maps as one of the key apps shown in the small glimpse!


February 29, 2012, 7:18 am

@Christian That's not Google Maps.

I really shouldn't be adding to the Apple Fanboy titillation by fantasising about unknown details but....

1) If that's an image of a new iPad...it looks thinner. (I'm trying to guess from the height above the table it appears to be placed on and my iPad2)

2) Unless that photo is taken in landscape mode, it looks like there is no physical 'home/multitasking' button anymore. That would be a big change.


February 29, 2012, 6:57 pm

Or maybe it could be an AppleTV, and the picture is of it on the wall, but rotated to make you think it's an iPad. :)


February 29, 2012, 7:55 pm

Yes it is Google Maps, or at least it is an app which uses Google Maps data. I believe it was jointly developed by Apple and Google for the original iPhone.

@Christian: I suspect Apple have a very long licence on Google Maps data for the iPhone, which neither party is going to want to renege on. Also what's the alternative for Apple? Bing maps? You think Apple would be happier being in bed with Microsoft than Google?!


February 29, 2012, 7:56 pm

That would be lame. If Apple does release a TV product, I very much doubt it will be touch screen - who wants to get up from their sofa to go and poke their TV and get fingerprints all over the glossy screen? If Apple did release a TV product, it would blatantly be encouraged to use an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (or maybe a Mac) to control it.


March 1, 2012, 11:31 am

Perhaps I should have been clearer for picky people. That app is not the Google Maps app. It's the Ipad's 'Maps' app. You can download Google Maps seperately from the app store, and the look and feel of the apps are different.

Anyway, what I'm more curious about is screen resolution, storage capacity and what the new innovations might be.

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