Jan 28

9to5Mac reports that four new high-end iPad configurations have appeared in a U.S. retailer’s database. Macrumors notes: “While the exact identity of the devices is not revealed in the stock database, they do appear as “ultimate” configurations of the current full-size iPad models, suggesting that they may represent 128 GB models of the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad in both black and white.» Apple To Launch 128 GB Versions Of Full-Size iPad?

Jul 10

Apple just released a press release confirming the new iPad will launch in China on July 20. “With roughly 1.33 billion people, China is one of Apple’s biggest markets left out of the first wave of international rollouts”. The full press release can be found after the break. » Apple Announces New iPad Coming To China On July 20

Mar 15

What do Macworld, The Verge, Techcrunch, LoopInsight, AllThingsD and NewYork Times have in common? Well they got their hands on the new iPad and released reviews today, some including videos.

Macworld (+ video):

– Text in most apps will automatically take advantage of Retina display, though with some exceptions (Kindle App) 
– “The third-generation iPad had a frame rate 1.6 times that of the iPad 2” 
– 3rd Gen iPad almost identical physically to iPad 2 
– Video quality of 1080p video recorded was “very good” even in low light 
– “AT&T’s LTE network in San Francisco was impressive.” with 14.5Mbps/20.6Mbps download and upload rates. 

Macworld video and other review tidbits after the break. » First New iPad reviews are coming in