Two of the major U.K. carriers, T-Mobile and Orange, are said to be jointly preparing point sales and readying demonstrations in retail stores across the country for the upcoming iPad 3.
An anonymous source reportedly paid attention that a new plate sent to the outlet was simply labeled “iPad” instead of usual “iPad 2.” It was allegedly the first pack with the “iPad 2” label missing. Since the branch already has an iPad 2 demo, there wasn’t any sense in delivering another one unless a new tablet was to arrive.
Moreover, the description read that everything should be set up by the evening of March 12th, in preparation for March 13th. This could be pointing towards a generally anticipated launch date for the next-generation iPad. Users typically have to wait two weeks after a new Apple product is unveiled and before it hits the shelves. If the company releases the iPad 3 on March 13th, however, users will be able to lay hands on the third-gen tablet after only 11 days.
Although the information received from the source mentioned above is still up to speculation, it seems that wireless providers have started preparations for the launch of the soon-to-arrive device. The new tablet reportedly features a Retina Display with doubled resolution, a faster quad-core A5X processor, a larger camera and a more tapered design. Strangely enough, it is also said to be a bit thicker than its predecessor, although Apple typically tends to reduce each major update in size.
The iPad 3 is expected to be unveiled on March 7th, with previous reports claiming it to become available on March 16th.