While we’re fairly certain that Apple is going to be announcing its next-generation tablet – presumably called either the iPad 3 or the iPad HD, on March 7th, we’re still unsure about when the actual iPad 3 release date might be. We’ve heard some rumblings about a possible release during the week of March 11th and some new evidence has emerged that indicates that a launch might take place on March 16th.
The evidence is not a leaked image or screenshot, instead, that release date comes from the rumored opening of a new Apple Store in Houston, Texas.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Apple plans on opening a new store in Highland Village on March 16th.
Read: Best Buy would be getting its shipments of the new iPad on March 9th leaving that day and March 10th as possible release dates. We also speculated that the retailer could just be gearing up for a launch during the week of March 11th and at this point, that seems more likely.
The new iPad, which Apple might dubbed iPad HD, is said to have a Retina Display, 4G LTE, an upgraded camera sensor, and a more powerful processor, amongst other new features.