Update: It would seem that CNBC was wrong by far on this one. Apple has now officially sent out invites to the real event in San Francisco.
CNBC has just tweeted that their sources inform them that the iPad 3 will be announced in New York City, as opposed to the traditional San Francisco location. They also claim that the device will be quad-core and have the capability to communicate over the next-generation LTE network that both AT&T and Verizon have been building. These last two claims accord with previous reports from multiple well-known blogs, though the first report of the location does not. Read on for additional details.
@CNBC: ALERT: Quad-Core iPad 3 with 4G LTE to be unveiled in New York next week. -Sources
Jim Dalrymple of The Loop tweeted a response to a reader’s question about CNBC’s claim saying that they are “wrong” and the event “won’t be in NY.” Dalrymple is known for his solid track record of reports at The Loop, which means that CNBC’s report is most likely incorrect.
So, you can go by whichever report you wish to believe, but if all previous reports of the date March 7th are correct, Apple will send out official invites to attendees tomorrow.
CNBC also published a video on this report.
iPad 3 mockup via MacMagazine