The Loop reports that Apple has sent out invitations to the press for a media event next month where the consumer electronics company is expected to announce the iPad 3. The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time on March 7.
The 3rd-generation iPad is expected to have a retina display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels (the current iPad 2’s display has a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels) while its body may be slightly thicker than the current iPad 2. Other rumors indicate that the prices of the iPad 3 models may be higher than those of the iPad 2 and that shipments of the iPad 3 are already arriving in the U.S. from Foxconn, the factory in China where iPads are manufactured.
Apple press events are always exciting and I’m sure this one won’t be an exception. We’ll be at GDC in San Francisco at Moscone Center next week (so close yet also so far from Yerba Buena where the Apple event will be held) and we’ll be sure to post about the news that comes out of the event.