Rumor has it: iPad 3 launch in March?

MANILA, Philippines - You might just get your iPad 3 sooner than you think.

Tech website AllThingsD reported Thursday, February 9, that Apple will launch the 3rd iteration of the iPad in March.

The site reported the company has chosen the first week of March to introduce the said product at an event in San Francisco.

AllThingsD also reported there is no date set yet for the public availability of the much-awaited iPad 2 successor.

Apple, meanwhile, declined to comment on the matter, said the website.

The AllThingsD story added to the rumors floating around the web about alleged leaks of the appearance of some components of the gadget.

iPad 2, the current model, was released last March 2, 2011, while the original iPad was launched in January 2010.

Reuters reported iPad sales doubled in the last quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, selling 15.43 million units. -

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