iPad 3 to be showcased next week at confirmed event

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Earlier today we brought you the news that the technology rumored to be in the iPad 3 such as the Retina Display, may mean the price of the new device being higher than the current model. Normally we wouldn’t report news and rumors about the iPad 3 more than once in a day, but considering we have got official confirmation that Apple Event invites have been sent out for next week.

The company has now confirmed a press event will be taking place on Wednesday March 7th in San Francisco that was rumored to be happening before, and will get under way at 10 A.M PST according to VentureBeat. We have heard a number of rumors regarding what the next iPad will bring to the table this time round, but most have centered on the display and the processor powering the device.

Previously it was thought that the iPad 3 will release with an Apple A6 processor, but recently we heard talk of an upgraded processor going under the codename of A5X. This is believed to be like the existing dual-core A5 unit but upgraded to cope with the extra pixel density thought to be coming with the iPad 3s Retina Display.

The latest speculation we have heard is that the screen size will be the same as the current model, but have a resolution of 2048 x 1536, which is around double that of the iPad 2. There has also been talk the next iPad will feature 4G LTE connectivity along with an upgraded camera, which has been rumored to be similar to the device found on the iPhone 4S.

It has also been suggested the front facing camera will receive an upgrade to support 720p FaceTime calling. Previously we have heard speculation that the iPad 3 will become the second device to officially support the Siri voice assistant feature, which made its debut with the release of the iPhone 4S last October. There were other recent rumors that Apple had begun shipping the iPad 3 the various outlets ahead of the launch.

The invite that you can see above says “we have something you really have to see and touch”, and some are wondering if the company will reveal a new Apple TV device. We told you recently that stock of the Apple TV 2 is running low around the world, which would normally hint at a new model, is on route. Whatever Apple reveals next week you can be sure the team at Product Reviews will keep you informed, so keep an eye on our various social media channels for any news.

Will you be interested in seeing what Apple will showcase at their special media event?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Rathbun/100000625605463 David Rathbun

    I sure hope that Apple has the processor clocked at 1.8 GHZ per core or higher. If they don’t really increase the speed of the processor that display may be a major factor to a lot of consumers not purchasing this item.

  • Johns

    Best pad ever…..