The iPad 3 will be unveiled by Apple in March, according to reports.
Unnamed sources apparently revealed the company has begun planning for an event in early March which will take place in San Francisco, according to AllThingsD.
The March unveiling would be in line with previous releases from Apple. The company has in the past reserved the February/March months for the unveiling and release of its iOS tablet line, following by an early summer release for the iPhone handset.
Previous reports have suggested that the company was targeting the early part of March for the release of the new iPad.
Apple, long known for its secrecy regarding new products, has yet to provide any formal confirmation on a possible unveiling or retail debut for the next iPad.
The latest report confirms earlier speculation on the nature of the device.
AllThingsD noted that the device will feature an upgraded processor and the addition of a high-resolution screen similar to the Retina display used by the current generation iPhone.
Earlier reports have also suggested that the ability to use wireless broadband will improved in the device as Apple will equip the iPad with LTE broadband hardware.
When it does arrive, the iPad 3 will face an increasingly competitive tablet market. Along with a fresh crop of Android devices, Microsoft is poised to make a major push into the tablet space with the launch of Windows 8.
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