Tablet to have 'retina' screen and could include 4G connectivity, according to reports – but no word yet on new TV device.

This article titled “iPad 3 ‘to launch on 7 March'” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 14th February 2012 10.50 UTC

Apple will launch the third version of the iPad on Wednesday 7 March at an event in San Francisco, according to a number of reports online. The reports also that the device will have a “retina” screen – with four times as many pixels as the current model – and could include 4G connectivity for US high-speed networks.

The website iMore says the device will have a quad-core processor – compared with the dual-core A5 chip in the current iPad model. The increased screen resolution would increase the apparent detail on images while not requiring software developers to rewrite their products.

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