Apple plans to hold an event in March and rumors suggest that they will announce the new iPad 3.
Sources close to the company reveal that Apple has chosen the first week in March to launch the product with one of Apple's famous special events. The event will likely be held in San Francisco at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which is Apple's preferred location for large launch announcement events.
The potential public release date for the iPad 3 is still unknown. The [A] List Daily speculated that the device will be "similar in form factor to the iPad2, but running a much faster chop, sporting an improved graphics processing unit, and featuring a 2048x1536 Retina Display- or something close to it."
Source: [A] List Daily