We’ll know for sure in just a few hours, but 9to5Mac is reporting that Apple’s next-gen iPad will hit stores on March 16, just 9 days after Apple unveils it on March 7. Incidentally, the delay between the iPad 2 announcement and its availability was also 9 days.
We’ve been told by an Apple Store source who has been reliable in the past that preparations are being made for a big Apple Store event which will culminate on Friday, March 16th. Naturally, this points to an iPad 3 launch on the Friday just nine days after tomorrow’s announcement. We’ve previously noted that an Apple Store in London at the world famous Harrod’s will open on that date as well as a new Store in Houston, Texas.
Apple’s iPad event will kick off tomorrow at 10AM Pacific Standard time.