Speculate on actual release date of the iPad 3

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  1. falcora macrumors 6502

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    With a rumored announcement on March 7th, it seems unlikely to me that it will go on sale on March 9th. So what are we thinking? Friday March 16th? 5 PM launch again, or a morning one?
     
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  3. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

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    I'd say Friday the 9th, assuming March 7 is the announcement date. Maybe even the same day. As products become more mature Apple tends to shorten the time between announcement and release. Whenever it comes out I'm happy.
     
  4. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    Invites: February 29th
    Announcement: March 7th, 10AM Pacific
    Release: March 16th at either 9AM or 5PM

    Apple's usual 3 phase launch, I personally am getting 128GB+4G in Black and am going to try to be one of the first in line to get it
     
  5. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. That might put you out a grand with tax! That's MBA territory.
     
  6. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    March 16th for me too.

    Last year it was the US on the 11th, then two weeks later for pretty much the rest of the world on the 25th. Hopefully they'll be able to ship to more than just the US on the first launch day.
     
  7. Emoo macrumors regular

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    March 16 would be perfect, because then I could get it on my actual birthday!
     
  8. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    I say the 15th, do you know why? Because you can't really guess. We are not even a 100% sure it will be announced the 7th. (Devil advocate).
     
  9. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    March 17th and it will only be available in green.
     
  10. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    Not quite if they keep the same price points, that's how much I bought the 2 for, so I am selling and upgrading
     
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  12. falcora thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bet everyone would still buy it regardless. You better make it bright green, to match the smart cover :D
     
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  14. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    I will be getting the exact same thing except I will never leave my office. :p

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    That is likely your brother's hand!:eek:
     
  15. sineplex macrumors 6502

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    Roughly 2 weeks after the announcement or whenever the new london store is supposed to open....
     
  16. Julien macrumors G3

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    I have some inside :apple: (and surprise) info. It's coming early in only 5 days on Feb 30th.;)
     
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  18. Deeps macrumors regular

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    I think it will be released on April 4th in the UK.
     
  19. MasterHowl macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know if it'll be available in the UK at the same time it's available in the US?
     
  20. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I'll be in NYC from 11th March and flying back to the UK on Sunday 18th of March, so I'm hoping it will be released while I'm out there.

    Whether I'll be able to get one due to the usual shortages is of course another matter....
     
  21. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    9:00am on March 20th (Tuesday). No real reason, but Apple has done Tuesday launches in the past, and 13 days after announcement seems somewhat reasonable.
     
  22. WLS macrumors 65816

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    Launch March 7 10AM Pacific
    Availability March 16th 5pm local. No preorders although you can order early that day for delivery the following week.
    I've been saying that for weeks now. It's the same schedule as last year.
    I'll be standing in line, this time I'm bringing a chair.
     
  23. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

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    I'm going for the experience, it's just... Magical :D
     
  24. ejisfun macrumors regular

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    My guess:

    Invites February 29th
    Event March 7th
    Release 5pm March 16th with these models:

    $399 iPad 2 16GB
    $499 iPad 3 16GB
    $599 iPad 3 32 GB
    $699 iPad 3 64 GB
    Along with the +$130 for 4G models (but not for the iPad 2).
     
  25. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    March 16. Recent history of iOS devices shows Apple announcing on a Tues or Wed. and releasing it the following Friday. :apple:
     

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