We’re getting perilously to when everyone’s hoping the iPad 3 to get announced, and so rumors are starting to fly about potential dates for the announcement. Today, the occasionally accurate Japanese blog Macotakara has the claim that Apple will announce the iPad 3 in early March at a “special event” with the iPad 3 release date later in the same month. Even more bizarrely, Apple will hold a “Strange event” in February instead. No, we don’t know what they’re talking about either.
Meanwhile, the Commercial Times, quoted at the eternally unreliable Digitimes, claims that the iPhone 5 will be announced at the WWDC in June. They also claim “The iPhone 5 will continue to utilize glass to glass (G/G) touch panel technology.”
The iPad date I can buy, but I really, really don’t think the iPhone is getting brought forward back to a mid-year announcement, especially after the iPhone 4S was so late in the year. That would piss off all the people who bought the iPhone 4S just 8 months earlier, and in the wake of Apple’s incredible end of year sales numbers, seems foolhardy.
UPDATE: The eternally well-informed Jim Dalrymple has chimed in with info from his sources with regards to the February event. To whit: “Apple will not hold an event in February, unusual or otherwise. That’s it.”