According to Bloomberg:
The company’s manufacturing partners in Asia started ramping up production of the iPad 3 this month and plan to reach full volumes by February, said one of the people, who asked not to be named because the details aren’t public. The tablet will use a quad-core chip, an enhancement that lets users jump more quickly between applications, two of the people said.
I know I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these babies; that's why I really didn’t want to wait until March. But, who knows, maybe we will get it earlier. We’ll keep you posted.
How about you — will you be buying the next generation iPad upon its release?