AllThingsD is reporting that Apple will host an event to announce the iPad 3 in March. Sources have told them that the iPad 3 event will be held during the first week of March though they're not sure when it'll officially launch in stores.

The first week of March timeline vibes with last year's timeframe as the iPad 2 was announced on March 2nd and then made available to customers on March 11th. Apple, as you may know, tries to be as consistent as sunrises and sunsets with the timing of their product launches. If you need a refresher on what new features the iPad 3 possibly might have: a 2048×1536 Retina Display is the rumor everyone's latching their hopes on to. Everything else we know about the iPad 3 is here. [AllThingsD]