Japanese blog Macotakara is reporting that Apple is planning an event in early February to introduce the iPad 3 -- and possibly iOS 5.1 -- for a March launch.
The reference (courtesy of MacRumors) is suitably vague:
According to asian supplier and a source in United States, Apple seems to prepare to hold Special Event in early February. Because Chinese factory will be in holiday of New Year, then [sic] new product is concidered to be released in early March.
While Apple is due to announce a new Mac Pro and MacBook Pro in the not-too-distant future, Macotakara reported last week that Apple's manufacturing partners (Foxconn and Pegatron) have already begun production on the next-generation iPad.
Bloomberg backed up the iPad 3 story (via three sources) two days later claiming that it will ship with a quad-core processor, retina display and an LTE radio capable of 4G data speeds.
Macotakara also posted a video that purports to show several iPad 3 replacement parts:
Assuming that the report pans out, will you be buying?