While we cannot confirm that the above image is legitimate, it does provide a solid representation of what Apple’s next iPad will likely look like. We were told this is a prototype back piece for the fifth-generation iPad with a 9.7-inch display. We were also told that the casing is almost as thin as the iPad mini’s back (pictured to the right).
I can’t imagine the next iPad not looking like the iPad Mini. A full size iPad that is almost as thin and light as the iPad Mini is what I’m looking forward to most this year.
The iPhone Podcast Episode 53 - iPad Mini Event Recap By Justin Luey & Gary Ng
Yes, it’s finally, really happened. We just received our invite for Apple’s next big event — almost certainly where the announcement of the iPad 3 (or iPad HD, or some other name no one has guessed yet) will take place. The event is being held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10AM PST, on Wednesday, March 7th…
The worst kept secret in the Appleverse is now officially official. We’ll record an episode of the podcast shortly after the keynote.
There is no indication that Apple will live stream the event, but TWiT.TV usually has pretty good live coverage.
Episode 48 - iPad 3, iBooks, Mountain Lion By Justin Luey
Sources say the company has chosen the first week in March to debut the successor to the iPad 2, and will do so at one of its trademark special events. The event will be held in San Francisco, presumably at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Apple’s preferred location for big announcements like these.
I believe it.
Apple is really good at keeping secrets, but AllThingsD and John Gruber have pretty good track records.
My guess is: iPad 3 will be introduced the first week of March. It will have an A6 dual core chip, new high resolution display, and look identical to the iPad 2. (Long live the Smart Cover!)