Maryann Tobin

iPad fans can mark their calendars for the release of the new iPad 3 in early March.

"According to sources who have been reliable in the past, Apple currently plans to hold their iPad 3 announcement on Wednesday, March 7, 2012."

The iPad 3 is touted to be the first 4G capable iPad. It may also have a 2048 x 1536 Retina display, a faster quad core processor, and be slightly larger than its predecessor, the iPad 2, which came out last March.

While Apple keeps a tight lid on their product information, the Mac rumor mill has been anticipating the release of the iPad 3 for early 2012.

There have been hints on some other changes in the Apple laptop line, including a redesign of the 13 inch Macbook Pro in 2012.

Sources and more info:

New iPad 2012: Announcement Set For March 7, According To Rumor

iPad 3 launch event rumored to be on March 7

Rumor: Apple to redesign MacBook Pro laptops to resemble MacBook Air