Apple May Unveil iPad 3, iOS 5.1 at February Media Event
The launch of Apple's third-generation iPad may be closer than we think.
According to reports Tuesday out of Japan, Apple may be planning a late February media event (just days before the one-year anniversary of the iPad 2's unveiling) where the next gen iPad will be introduced along with iOS 5.1.
The rumor comes by way of a new report from Japanese website Macotakara which asserts that both an Asian supplier and a source within the United States confirm plans for the February media event.
Today's headline coincides with recent reports suggesting that the first production-run for the iPad 3 will conclude by late February or early March. As the Macotakara piece hints, if the iPad 3 is introduced during the last week of February, there remains an excellent possibility consumers won't get their hands on it before mid-March.
Although Macotakara has been off the mark on some predictions in the past, the news site was spot-on last year with its sources who revealed that the iPad 2 would arrive in March and the new iPhone would come in the fall rather than the summer.