French iteration of Amazon, also the maker of the Kindle Fire states that the ipad 3 release date would be March 29th. This retailer is not known to offer iPad on its universally stocked online retail site. However, it sells third party iPad help books and manuals. Recently, two French-language books bearing the title, “iPad 3″ have been brought out which confirms the iPad 3 launch date to be March 29th. Now the question is how did Amazon who offer Kindle Fire have access to the iPad 3 release date? Obviously, it isn’t Apple who would reveal it on account of the competition involved. So the only plausible reason would be that the publishers would be aware of the information and may have divulged it unintentionally like for the release date of their books on iPad 3.
As it is, March is the ideal month for an iPad release. Apple has been known to launch iPads in March previously. So if Apple actually decides to launch iPad 3 on March 29th, it would likewise unveil the device in the press event a week prior to the release date. And if there are invites going out a week prior to March 29th, the news would be confirmed that the publishers knew it all along.
Apple has always had Friday releases for devices like the iPads while March 29th is to be a Thursday. Going by this information we can say that maybe the release date would be 30th of March, that is on Friday again. The iPad 3 book publishers may be aiming to have their iPad 3 book on the market the day before to have it listed as “now shipping” by the time the earliest iPad 3 retail buyers get the new tablet the next day.
We can conclude that nothing is definite as regards to the iPad 3 release date unless we see invites going out for the press event.