iMore is reporting this evening, that Apple will be holding an event to announce the next-generation iPad on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012. From there, the report goes on to reiterate what other reports have claimed in the past. That is, the new iPad will be equipped with a new high-resolution 2048×1536 Retina display, a quad-core “A6″ chip, and the possible inclusion of 4G LTE networking.
The report does seem rather uncertain regarding the inclusion of LTE technology, mainly citing LTE’s sparse existence in international markets, and could still be a year away from being fully built out. On the flip side, Apple has been hiring LTE engineers, and there is evidence of Apple testing LTE in iOS 5. So there’s that.
Further nailing down the March 7th announcement date is Jim Dalrymple of The Loop, who chimes in with a simple “Yep”. Mr. Dalrymple has proven to be very well concocted in the past, and I certainly wouldn’t bet against him.
So, as it stands tonight, the next-generation iPad will have a double-resolution Retina display, likely a quad-core A6 chip to power it, and possibly 4G LTE networking, and it will be announced on March 7th. Not bad.