iPad 3 rumoured to debut in March

Apple iPad 2 front and rear view

Apple may launch its third-generation iPad at an event scheduled for early March, according to a US technology blog.

AllThingsD.com reports a source close to the company has revealed it’s planning an event for early March in San Francisco, in which it will likely launch the iPad 3.

An Apple spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on the events timing, saying the company doesn’t respond to rumour or speculation.

It’s widely expected the successor to the iPad 2 will feature a faster chip and graphics processor as well as the same high-quality retina display seen in the iPhone 4 and 4S. If the iPad 2′s launch in anything to go on, the iPad 3 should go on sale around 10 days after it’s reveal.

The March event will be the second fronted by new Apple CEO Tim Cook, who took over the post from Apple founder Steve Jobs just months before his death last October.