A Japanese blog that often takes it upon itself to report Apple rumors has gone on record to correct a claim made last month regarding a special event for the iPad 3 launch.Macotakara
’s author said in January that Apple was going to hold its special iPad event sometime during the month to follow (February).
He now claims that his sources had “told a half-side of truth” and that there’s more information to be dished out regarding this event.
Specifically, his insiders tell him that “Apple will hold ‘Strange’ event at February instead of Special Event.”
It’s anybody's guess what this “strange” event might be all about. Apple just had one
focused on education and the company didn’t unveil any new hardware.
If we can call this type of event “strange”, then this alleged February event should also yield some cool industry announcements.
Perhaps Apple scored a deal with Hollywood to finally take over our living rooms with a full-fledged Apple television. Then again, this would yield some new hardware too.
Or maybe the company is fulfilling another one of Steve Jobs’ dreams of enhancing digital audio
Whatever is on Apple’s roadmap for February, Macotakara’s source adds that “[a] Special Event for new products will be hold in early March and will release products during March as usual.”
In other words, don’t expect the iPad 3 to launch this month - expect it in March.
Apple will most likely also introduce iOS 5.1 alongside the third generation of tablet computers. The iPhone and iPad builds have been in beta for a while now, and it should make perfect sense to launch a new generation of tablets pre-installed with brand new software.
Hardware leaks are yet to produce any consistent rumors of what the next-generation iPad will be all about, but most experts agree it will have a higher-resolution display (think Retina), and a more powerful, quad-core processor.