Apple employees are already using the iPad 3, alongside iOS 6, just days before the company’s huge iPad event next week.

According to Ars Technica, there have been a number of visits to its website from the Apple Campus in Cupertino, California. Many of these have been from employees using the company’s newest tablet and future iOS.

While digging through our logs in preparation for our monthly browser stat report, we found 346 visits from a device with a screen resolution of 2048×1536—the exact resolution rumored for the “retina” display in the next-generation iPad. Although a screen resolution by itself isn’t much to go on, a quick search around the Web indicates that there are very few devices in current use that have this same resolution.

This news shouldn’t be too surprising since the iPad 3 will be unveiled next Wednesday. Still, it’s interesting to see iOS 6.0 also being used. A public release of iOS 6.0 is almost certainly not coming next week, since it hasn’t yet been made available to developers. Still, the fact employees are using the new iOS could mean we will see a test drive of it next week as well.

iPad 3 Logs w/iOS 6

iPad 3 Logs w/iOS 6

As a reminder, the iPad event is next Wednesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. PST. A new Apple TV is also expected to arrive on March 7.

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