RUMOR: iPad 3 to debut in March

A new version of Apple's iPad is set to go on sale within the coming months, unnamed insiders have told Bloomberg (via Game Informer). Sources say that mass-production on the iPad 3 began with the new year, with Chinese factories operating 24/7 to churn out enough Pads to meet a March launch for the device.

Above: New features include a spiffy black bar to let onlookers know you roll like an early-adopting, big-money baller

The new iPad, which will be Apple's first big hardware launch since the death of Steve Jobs, is said to boast an HD screen capable of displaying resolutions exceeding those of some so-called HDTV sets. It'll also contain a quad-core processor to speed up app-switching, improve video playback, and – in deference to the fact that you're not reading this in Forbes – increase the device's already-impressive potential as a games medium.

It'll also be the first Apple device to support the LTE (3GPP Long-Term Evolution) wireless standard, allowing improved network performance when carriers such as AT&T and Verizon activate the LTE networks currently in development. Apple hasn't confirmed or denied the device's March launch date.


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  • BlindMarksman - January 17, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    I (almost) entirely agree with this comment section. I've seen people whining about the price of consoles and games, but STILL get these darn machines on launch day. You can smell the hipocresy 2 Miles away.
  • billie-gote - January 17, 2012 2:31 p.m. // NOT GAMING NEWS
  • NanoElite666 - January 16, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    Another one? Already?
  • SideOfBeef - January 16, 2012 7:33 p.m.

    I'd argue that this may not be good for iPad gaming, as it further splits the audience when developers choose which performance spec to build to. It would be interesting to see some statistics for how game development changed when the iPad 2 launched.
  • lilbuddha - January 16, 2012 8:10 p.m.

    well lets see: Ipad1- 99.99% shit games that look horrible and run horrible Ipad2- 99.98% shit games that look horrible and run horrible VAST IMPROVEMENT
  • Redeater - January 16, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    I'll never understand how the fuck people complained about the pricing of the PS3 when it first came out.....yet these same people have to be buying these annually! 1 PS3 over 5-6 years = 600 3 Ipads over 3 years = 1500-1800??!! These numbers probably aren't exact but this is just absurd!
  • chrisat928 - January 16, 2012 7:10 p.m.

    If you're stupid enough to buy this, you don't get to complain about the fucking price of any goddamned console next generation.
  • Cyberninja - January 16, 2012 7:01 p.m.

    I wish them lucky with this new venture i guess

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