It’s Official: Apple Holding iPad 3 Media Event on March 7th

We haven’t been covering the tsunami of rumors surrounding the impending launch of the iPad 3 as our sister-site MacRumors completely has that on lockdown. Regardless of what of these rumors you personally believe are true, we’ll all find out what’s coming on March 7th. The press conference is being held at the normal 10:00 AM Pacific time at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts. Curiously enough, this is practically across the street from GDC, which we’ll be in town for anyway! Convenient!

Word on the street is that the iPad 3 is going to have a Retina Display sporting a 2048×1536 resolution. That’s higher than what we consider HD in 1080p, and really, a resolution that’s challenging for a desktop GPU’s to push in 3D games, much less mobile GPU’s. The iPad 3 is going to need to sport some serious horsepower under the hood, and finding out what kind of mobile processor technology Apple is implementing to drive this screen is what I’m most looking forward to next week.