A February intro and a March 2012 release. Such is the rumor picked up by Cnet from a Japanese Apple blog.
According to the Cnet report, the possible iPad 3 release could have come earlier except that Apple’s factories in China are tied up with the celebration of the Lunar New Year.
More after the jump.
While the iPad 2 is highly successful, observers are almost sure that Apple will be releasing an updated version of the iOS device to be called the iPad 3.
Among the rumored changes are the use of a new type of dock connector much smaller than the one being used in current iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The dock connector will be will be smaller though it will be using the same number of pins.
The new connector will not be compatible with the current crop of iOS devices, including the iPad 1 and iPad 2.
Other sources have speculated on the possible release of a 2048 x 1536 Retina Display. Retina Display is a feature of the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod Touch 4G. New models of the Macbook Air and Macbook Pro are also rumored rumored to be getting Retina Displays.
The iPad with an A6 processor could be coming later in June 2012.