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Next gen iPad set for March 7 launch

The invites are out, not long until it becomes official

By MARK JONES

Published: 1 March, 2012

READ MORE: US | Apple | Handset | iOS

The day has finally arrived when Apple has confirmed the launch date of its next generation iPad by sending out invitations to the San Francisco-based event. This news comes after months of speculation about what the tablet will feature and when it will be made official. While the when has been confirmed to be March 7 the question of what the tablet will feature and what it's going to be called is still open for speculation, though with just a week to go before the event it won't be speculated on for long.

Currently the most likely specs for the iPad 3/iPad 2S/iPad 2HD include a retina display with a resolution of 2048x1536, quad-core processor and a larger battery. Other expected features are 4G LTE connectivity, a rear-facing 8mp camera and if recent leaks are reliable then it will also be showing off a slightly redesigned version of the iPad 2's form factor.


What the invitation does confirm is that the next iPad won't be the long-rumoured iPad mini as it's clearly a full-sized device. A year on after the assault of the first wave of serious Android tablets and the iPad is still king of the marketplace. Amazon has made a good attempt at taking the crown but still falls considerably short in second place with its Kindle Fire. As before while it doesn't look set to offer anything in terms of specs that other tablets don't offer, apart from the display, the iPad is still unrivalled in terms of the amount of hype it's getting.

Previous rumours of a New York-based launched have been squashed and next Wednesday is the day when Apple fans can either let out an impressed gasp or a sigh of moderate satisfaction. The launch of the iPhone 4S may have been anti-climactic but it wasn't a fact that seemed to affect sales. It's also quite possible that the folks from Cupertino will use the event to show off the next version of their mobile OS.

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