The iPad 3 is set to be launched on the 7th of March, 2012 and if rumours are to be believed, then most of the features in the upcoming tablet from Apple have already been revealed. When the next tablet from Apple launches, we expect the device to have a number of features that will put it ahead of its predecessor. The features that should come packed in the iPad 3 are an Apple A6 quad-core processor, 4G LTE capabilities, a resolution of 2048 x 1536 making it Retina Display, a larger battery and possibly the inclusion of an 8 Megapixel camera. The only thing that had been unclear thus far is the pricing of the device. And for those interested in purchasing this slate, this may come as some good news as 9to5Mac reports that the price of the iPad 3 will be the same as the iPad 2.

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The price may remain the same

The report states, “We’ve gotten word that iPad pricing is going to be the same across the board as the current iPad 2 models which should be no big surprise given Apple’s history – they rarely raise prices.  Even better, some countries with currencies doing better than the US dollar should expect to see marginal drops in prices.” As we know, in India, though the rate against the dollar has improved, it is significantly higher than it was last year, so pricing of the iPad 3 here can be anyone’s guess. But knowing how Apple products are usually priced in India, one should not get their hopes up too high for it to be priced the same as the ones that would be sold in the United States of America.

There had also been rumours floating around about Apple possibly doing away with the 64GB version and releasing just 16GB and 32GB models, instead. But this report now quashes the earlier rumours by stating that there is in fact going to be a 64GB model as well and it will be priced the same as the iPad 2 64GB. 

Let us know your reactions to the pricing of the iPad 3 and would you buy it once it launches?

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