9to5Mac is reporting that an “Apple Store source who has been reliable in the past” has pointed to March 16th to be the actual iPad 3 / iPad HD launch date. The date has been considered a likely candidate since word of Apple’s March 7 media event surfaced, given that the iPad 2 debuted nine days after its introduction last year. The source also claims that Apple is planning to hold a “subsequent event” a week later, but it is unclear whether this is referring to international iPad 3 launches or some other event.
Detailing from the source:
We’ve been told by a Apple Store source who has been reliable in the past that preparations are being made for a big Apple Store event which will culminate on Friday, March 16th. Naturally, this points to an iPad 3 launch on the Friday just nine days after tomorrow’s announcement. We’ve previously noted that an Apple Store in London at the world famous Harrod’s will open on that date as well as a new Store in Houston, Texas.
Tomorrow’s iPad 3 media event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern.
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