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Apple Firms Up on iPad 3 Launch Date

February 29th, 2012 | Posted by peter in Apple | iPad

Apple has sent invitations to media for an iPad launch event in San Francisco on March 7th where the third generation iPad is likely to be shown off.

Rumours abound on the new features of the tablet. It seems likely that a retina class very high resolution display, similar to the dot density found on the iPhone 4,4s and iPod Touch devices, is likely with a display resolution over twice that of the iPad 2. It is also rumoured to be approximately 1mm thicker than the iPad2 to accommodate a slightly bigger battery to cope with some beefed up cpu and graphics processors to cope with the higher resolution. The jury is out, however on whether the CPU or brains of the unit will be a dual core A5 class device with beefed up graphics, or an A6 quad core device, more in line with offerings from Android competitors.  The camera would seem to be getting a massive upgrade to an 8 megapixel device from the iPad 2’s 1 megapixel unit. Head over to MacRumours for more information.

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