Although I know most people still donâ€™t believe Apple will be launching a new iPad before the end of the year, itâ€™s still worth repeating the latest rumour on Japanese website Macotakara, which according to AppleInsider is saying that Apple has plans to release the iPad 3 in October, and will be announcing that very fact in September. As AppleInsider notes, Macotakara has quite a good track record with its Apple stories, being one of the first websites to report back in March 2011 that Apple would not be releasing its next iPhone in the traditional June-July period, which of course proved to be right on the money. Macotakaraâ€™s story backs up a DigiTimes story from this July that also said that Apple will be launching the iPad 3 in October, with production starting in September. Other rumours swirling around about the iPad 3 say that it could have a Retina Display screen with double the resolution of the iPad 2. It certainly sounds plausible, but Iâ€™m thinking there should surely have been some iPad 3 case leaks by now if we really are getting a new one in October?
Source: AppleInsider | Rumor: Apple to begin 'iPhone 4S,' iPad 3 production in Sept for Oct launch