The final touches to the exterior decor of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts were done at last, the world awaits as Apple CEO Tim Cook takes to the stage Wednesday morning for the launch of Apple iPad 3. The first major product release since last year’s untimely death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the new iPad will also be a generational leap in technical terms. Though form factors will be pretty much the same as the iPad 2, there are plenty of confirmations that Apple is working on a “pocket-able” 7-inch version to be unveil soon, just not tomorrow. Conflicting reports reveal two possible processing units for the iPad 3, a quad-core A6, rumored not to be ready yet for production, or a dual-core A5X. Another purported addition is 4G LTE cellular connectivity, though given the fact that its a cellular protocol mainly available in the U.S., that feature is questionable as well. What is for certain is the inclusion of Retina Display as well as HD cameras. To complement the higher image resolution, Apple might also rename iPad 3 to iPad HD. In addition, there are strong indications of a iPad 3 variant of Siri and a newer version of iOS 5. Of course, all are just speculations till Wednesday morning at 10 am PST. In the meantime, see the comparison between iPad 2 and iPad 3 aluminum encasement by tech rumor blog M.I.C.
Event Date: March 7th, 2012 (Wednesday) | 10 am PST
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