apple toshibaLike clockwork, rumors for the new iPad have started up again. Just like last year when the iPad 2 was what everybody was looking for, this time around it’s the iPad 3 that has everybody’s attention. There are a lot of rumors about the device floating around – higher resolution and smaller form factor being the biggest of the lot. Now there’s a new one that’s recently surfaced – the iPad 3′s launch date.

According to a Chinese newspaper that first reported the story, its trusted sources believe that the iPad 3 might be launched on February 24th – the birthday of Apple’s founder and late CEO – Steve Jobs’. Now it’s not usual Apple behavior to plan the launch of products around a special date – they normally launch something when it’s completed as opposed to when the time has come. But due to Steve Job’s recent death, the company might make that exception just this once.

What do you think of a February 24th launch for the iPad 3? Plausible?

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Key SpecsiPad 3 Wi-Fi
StatusReleased
Resolution2048x1536
Size (Diagonal, Inches)9.7"
Processor NameA5X
2-core
GHz
Max. Total Storage Capacity64 GB
Megapixels5 MP
Battery Capacity (mAh)11560 mAh
Street Price$400
Complete product dataApple iPad 3 Wi-Fi Full specs
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