There have been rumours floating around about the iPad Mini event that the regular tablet will just get the Lightning connector to bring in line with the rest of the range. If that is so, Digitimes were reporting that the next major revision of the iPad will be released mid 2013. Have to take Digitimes with a big pinch of salt of course. If the above is true, think then that Apple will extend the release of a newer iPad (usual thinner, lighter, better camera etc) around mid 2013 rather than the normal Feb/Mar window? Not going to sell my 3rd Gen iPad just to get the Lightning connector and no other improvements.