First batch of the Apple iPad 3 shipping already, say reports

Apple have officially sent out invites to a select few media members, regarding an announcement scheduled to take place on the 7th of March at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The invitation came in the form of an image showing a tablet, and a calendar on it with the date set to March 7th. There was a caption, alongside that read, “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” The announcement is expected to centre around the upcoming iPad 3 tablet and since we have the tentative timeline of the unveiling, all that is left is the official launch date of the product. As per a report by Install or Not, it appears that the launch date may not be too far off, as they cite a report from a Chinese forum called WeiPhone, stating that a shipping document reveals that several iPad 3 units are already on their way from China to Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City.

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The report states, “The iPad 3 units are will be delivered by Foxconn, the Apple supplier beginning March 9. The translation of the shipping document states, “In order to prevent the cargo from being dragged on the airport ramp for too long, as well as shortening the time the cargo stay on the airport ramp, we hereby require XXXX to schedule all the XXX cargo planes from February 26 to March 9th to XXX slot.”


Speaking about the date of availability, the report states that the iPad 3 could be available to the public from as soon as late March and preorders of the tablet could start from as early as March 7th. This comes in as good news for those looking to purchase the iPad 3 and have put off buying, or just wanting to upgrade from the present generation iPad 2. 


The iPad 3 is expected to have some interesting features, such as a Retina Display screen that supports a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, 4G LTE capabilities, an improved camera, a quad-core A6 processor as well as a slightly redesigned casing. 


Let us know if you plan on being an early adopter and getting the iPad 3 before it officially launches in India.

Published Date: Feb 29, 2012 10:07 am | Updated Date: Feb 29, 2012 10:07 am