“According to sources who have been reliable in the past, Apple currently plans to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Along with the 2048×1536 Retina display, the iPad 3 will feature a quad-core Apple 6 system-on-a-chip, and possibly 4G LTE networking,” Rene Ritchie reports for iMore.
“Whether Apple would simply improve and optimize the current dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor found in the Apple A5 SoC, or go quad-core has been a lingering question, with 9to5Mac finding code references to quad-core but The Verge hearing otherwise,” Ritchie reports. “However, it sounds like they’re going quad-core.”
Ritchie reports, “4G LTE networking has been another mystery surrounding the iPad 3, with a compatible Qualcomm chipset becoming available, but international LTE coverage is still slim, and in some cases a year or more away. It sounds like Apple has 4G LTE lined up for iPhone 5 this October, but we’re still not certain if the iPad 3 will get it earlier.”
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MacDailyNews Note: The Loop’s well-sourced Jim Dalrymple confirms the March 7th date with a concise “Yep” here
[Attribution: MacRumors. Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “abcd” for the heads up.]