Category Archives: iPad 3rd Gen. (New iPad)
After many months of speculation, Apple has finally begun releasing invitations to relevant media outfits in preparation for a media event scheduled to take place in San Francisco on March 7th, which is about the next iPad.
We’ve been under the impression for quite a while now that the fruit company has been plotting the third iteration of its revolutionary iPad tablet, but with an official announcement date set, we’ll finally be able to bid farewell to the rumors and speculation and see what Tim’sreally been Cooking up. The venue of choice, as expected is San Francisco’s very own Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Foxconn and Pegatron have reportedly been assembling the devices over in Mainland China over the last couple of months, and since we’re now within touching distance of launch, let’s round up the features we’ll possibly be seeing with the iPad 3.
The media, consumers, Apple fans and retail staff workers are all counting the days until Apple’s media event, of which we are still confident will bring us some new product goodness, obviously it will.
We have been hearing rumors over the last few weeks about possible technical specifications of the new iPad tablet, as well as the possibility that Apple could announce a second product during the event, possibly a new Apple TV set top box.
MacRumors reports that a post on Chinese microblogging site Sino Weibo has revealed a price comparison chart of iPad 2 and iPad 3, which indicates that iPad 3 may cost $70 (for Wi-Fi+3G model) to $80 (for Wi-Fi only model) more than iPad 2.
MacRumors points out that the rumor is unverified so take this with a pinch of salt.
The headings are labled left to right: “Apple iPad Model”, “iPad 2 US Price”, “iPad 3 US Price”, “iPad 3 RMB equivalent price”. The final column is calculated on the exchange rate.
The iPad 2 prices are in U.S. dollars at the present pricing, which starts at $499 for the 16GB+WiFi model. The iPad 3, meanwhile, is listed at a starting price of $579 for the $16GB+WiFi model and goes as high as $899 for the 64GB+WiFi+3G model. According to the chart, the iPad 3 costs $80 more for the equivalent Wi-Fi models, and $70 more for the equivalent 3G models. [..]
Two New Products To Be Announced At Apple Media Event? With iPad 3 Pre-Orders And Rumors Of Shipments Already En Route To U.S.
The Apple gadget loving world is anxiously counting down the days until March 7th, which is when we are expecting Apple to once again take to the big stage for a media event which we believe will announce the details and launch dates for the eagerly anticipated iPad 3.
In the run up to the event, as always, we have been treated to an abundance of speculatory stories coming from the always inventive rumor mill about the design and technical specifications of the new tablet device.
Pieces of evidence have surfaced which does support some of the claims, but until March 7th we just can’t be sure what the next generation iPad will bring.
Images posted on Chinese forums suggest that iPad 3 shipments are already being loaded onto cargo flights headed for the U.S.
Keeping in mind the rumored March first week timeline of an iPad 3 event, the timing of the shipments seems about right.
The document, an image of which was posted on the WeiPhone forums, indicate that shipments from Foxconn to U.S. would begin from 26th February, with Apple (not surprisingly) demanding higher than usual security for the shipments.