When making a list of top products we want to see in 2012, the iPad 3 certainly seems to top that list.
We know of the Apple Education event coming on the 19th. Well, leave it to someone to speculate that this event will actually be an iPad 3 launch event. What we do know is that it could potentially show off the new iOS 5.1, which is currently in developer testing. While the source of the rumors, Macotakara, has had a mixed track record in the past, recently many of their rumors have been corroborated by more trust-worthy names like Bloomberg. I do find it a little curious that there would be a one-month gap between introduction and availability, since this is much longer than what we saw with the iPad 2. The iPad 2 was introduced March 2nd and was available just nine days later. For now, just don’t get your hopes up. Still, a launch of the iPad 3 in the first half of 2012 does make a lot of sense.[ source ]