A new rumour has been making the buzz online. According to this rumour, Apple is all geared up for releasing its next generation iPad at the Macworld conference next month. Some have even claimed that no, its not going to be at the Macworld conference, Apple is going to release their new tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show or CES. The truth: They’re both wrong.
It is only natural, the excitement surrounding Apple’s next generation iPad. We know that Apple is a company that usually sticks to its stringent release cycles. Earlier this year, the iPad 2 was announced on March 2. There’s a huge chance that the iPad 3 will also be announced in March, however we know nothing for sure until the moment Apple dispatches invites for the press. Apple is truly an unpredictable company.
The rumours regarding iPad 3 started as early as in August 2011. People claimed to have heard from sources that the iPad 3 was going in to production in September and the release was slated for October 2011. Both of these months passed yet Apple didn’t even say a word about iPad 3. Now these days, people believe Apple will release two iPads in 2012, one for the high-end customers and the other for mid-range customers. The most outrageous rumour of all, that Apple is going to announce them at Macworld/iWorld, an event from which Apple ended its official presence over two years ago and has no plans of going to again.
Well connected source Jim Dalrymple confirms that this is not going to happen. He notes:
I checked with a number of my sources today and an iPad 3 is not planned for release at Macworld. In case you’re wondering, an iPad 3 won’t be released at CES either.
You can also mark a TV off your list for either one of those shows too – it’s not going to happen, according to my sources.
Regardless of the fact that Macworld is the single largest Apple fan event in the world and that CES is the biggest consumer electronics exhibition in the world, Apple will release its products at venues it likes best and at times it feels right. Let us sit back and see what outrageous rumours are yet to come.