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iPad 3 rumour round-up - All the Apple leaks in one place

What will Apple's press conference reveal?

Apple's iPad press conference in California this afternoon will almost certainly deliver the first details on iPad 3.


But the house that Steve Jobs built never announces anything without us already knowing most of the details, thanks to helpful manufacturer leaks.

So what are the factory workers saying about iPad 3?

Last August Wall Street Journal rumours suggested that iPad 3 will come with a high-res, 9.7 inch screen with a 2048x1536 resolution, a significant upgrade from the current model's 1024x768 resolution.

In December DigiTimes reported that Apple's next-generation tablet would be available in the next three to four months as Apple prepared to fire up production in January.

The consensus is again that iPad 3 will feature that hi-resolution display, with both January Bloomberg and a second DigiTimes report claiming the upgrade, as well as the addition of a quad-core chip and compatibility with next-generation wireless networks.

The latter publication said Apple will take advantage of iPad 3's launch by slashing iPad 2's price by $100 in the US to $399.

Backing up previous reports, AllThingsD suggested in Feburary iPad 3 will launch in March boasting a similar form factor to its predecessor, but running a much faster chip and an improved graphics processing unit.

The most recent report from iMore accurately reported the March 7 unveiling date weeks before Apple's confirmation, pointing again to a 2048x1536 retina display and a quad-core Apple A6 processor.

The truth arrives at 6pm GMT. There's no filming allowed at the press conference unfortunately, but check back this afternoon for all the live blog information you could possibly need.