CNBC Claims LTE Quad-Core iPad 3 Coming at New York Media Event Next Week [Updated]

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    CNBC has just issued a Tweet claiming its sources have indicated that Apple will indeed be launching a quad-core iPad 3 next with 4G LTE cellular data capabilities next week. Interestingly, the tweet claims that the unveiling will take place in New York, a departure from the company's typical major announcements that have taken place either in San Francisco or at the company's headquarters in Cupertino. A full report from CNBC is presumably forthcoming.

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    Bloomberg issued a nearly identical report about the iPad 3 specs in mid-January, but the recent revelation of an A5X system-on-a-chip has led to questions about whether Apple will be utilizing a beefed-up version of its dual-core A5 chip found in the iPad 2 instead of a quad-core processor. Apple does appear to have been simultaneously working on A5X and A6 chips, so it is unclear exactly how and when Apple is planning on utilizing the two chips.

    Update: The reliable Jim Dalrymple has Tweeted to say that CNBC is wrong about the event being held in New York.

    Update 2: CNBC had posted a breaking news banner on its main homepage touting the information, but the banner has now been removed. CNBC's Tweet remains, however, and we are still awaiting its full report.

    Update 3: Jon Fortt is currently on CNBC discussing the source's claim that New York is a "key location for an upcoming product launch" without specifically claiming that it will involve the iPad 3. He appears to be hedging significantly about whether New York will be THE location for the media event (as opposed to "a key location"), and is trying to avoid "conflating" what he is hearing about the media event with the iPad 3 specifically.

    Update 4: CNBC continues to backtrack a bit with a pair of Tweets clarifying that there is an unspecified "Apple product launch slated for next week & key location will be NYC". The specific claim on LTE quad-core iPad 3 is now being tied back to iMore's report from two weeks ago.

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  2. SMacDuff macrumors 6502

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    Have already sold my iPad 2 in anticipation! Bring it, Apple!
     
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  4. Darrensk8 macrumors 6502

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    mines gone too...Can't wait! :D

    Just wish the UK had a use for LTE....Maybe next year :/
     
  5. pewra macrumors regular

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    5X = iPad 2S
    6 = iPad 3 (Retina)

    Maybe?

    Maybe it's really the iPad 12.

    iPad 3 with four times the pixels, four times the cores, and forth generation wireless. Equals 12, see?
     
  6. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    bah. no quad core please. il take A15 architecture dual core.
    Its double as fast as a A9 architecture quad.
    but i guess we can manage with it :)
     
  7. miss.manson macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. I will definitely buy this one if it has these things.
     
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    I'm having a stroke right nowwnnnggggggggg….
     
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  10. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    So Apple is doing all media events in New York now?
     
  11. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    AAPL seems to be doing nicely today so far too. :D
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Does it matter what the chip / chips are called when the new iPad 3 will provide a great experience?
     
  13. AppleMad98004 macrumors 6502

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    Yup my thoughts exactly. A low to mid iPad 2S and a high end iPad 2HD (or 3 given the reports of price increases)....
     
  14. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    How about...?:

    A5x = AppleTV 3
    A6 = iPad 3

    The AppleTV only needs a little boost in order to go 1080p. It doesn't really need a Quad-Core unless it's becoming an iOS TV Computer.
     
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  16. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    yeap tommorow is the day wel see the invites :)
     
  17. thekeyring macrumors 68040

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    Literally not turning off my computer until MacRumors tells us the invites have been sent. So excited!! XD
     
  18. nfl46 macrumors 604

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    Invites must have been given out to select few so far, but they aren't allowed to say so until Apple "officially" announces it. They probably will tomorrow (Or at this rate, today). I'm ready to see this "high def" screen in person.

    I'm ready for my Apple TV 3 and iPad 3 - $640.86 (with taxes), if they are both $99 and $499.
     
  19. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    ...and better camera? Sounds about right for something that is $579.

    Sounds right! Then the iPad 2S WILL be worth $499!
     
  20. djrod macrumors 65816

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    Ssshhhh, we have to keep fandroids at bay
     
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    Apple usually sends out invites exactly a week before the announcement and they love Tuesdays. That means the invites should have been sent out this morning :confused: Maybe it will be next Wednesday and they will send out invites tomorrow? They have to give journalists some time to recover from MWC.
     
  22. TheOrioles33 macrumors 6502

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    Darn! I told myself I would not get an iPad3. My iPad2 is perfectly fine!

    Must....resist.....
     
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    Think of it as a Warranty extension :D
     
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    Please don't flame me for the novice question, but what are some examples of what 4g LTE will enable an iPad to do that the iPad cannot do now? Thanks.
     

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