Apple issues build order for iPad 3 release in March

According to japanese news site macotakara, Apple has issued build orders to Foxconn and Pegatron for the iPad 3, which is expected to hit in March.

This first lot production implements LCD's, which are produced by Sharp Electronics Corporation, and aims to be shipped at early March, source told.

It has been rumored that Sharp will produce the new IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) iPad 3 panels, with a purported Retina display resolution of 2048×1536.

If Apple intends to stay

This falls in line with iMore's own expectation that Apple will plan a March or April release, and makes a lot of sense for them to stick to a yearly release cycle already in place.

Source: macotakara