Apple have confirmed their iPad event where they release the new iPad3 will be held March 7th, one week from today at the San Francisco Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

The iPad3 is expected to be less than 1mm thicker than the iPad2, but contain a Retina style high resolution display running at 2,048 x 1,536px, improved cameras and battery, and running a new iOS version, possible 5.1.

We reported earlier via an anonymous tip that the iPad3 is likely to be followed in October by the release of an iPad4 which could bring more widespread changes.

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