According to a report the iPad 3 will reportedly launch in March or April of 2012. Although production of the iPad 2 is high with 14-15 million units during the fourth quarter, Apple will slow down production. They will produce about 4-5 million units in the first quarter to get ready for the iPad 3.

It is said the iPad 3 will have a slow production at the beginning of 2012 with 9.5 to 9.7 units being built. At the end of February production will be ramped up, to get ready for release.

The only changes release so far for the third generation iPad is that the high-resolution retina display, and the iPad will be slightly thicker in order to accommodate the display. They will be releasing the new iPad around the same time as Samsung launches their new tablet. This will cause for some fierce competition between the tablet manufactures.

More to come as the story develops.

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