Apple could go off the beaten path in unveiling its next iPad, holding a special event in New York instead of the San Francisco Bay Area, according to a new report.
Citing anonymous sources, CNBC sent out an alert on Twitter this morning saying Apple would be unveiling a "quad-core iPad 3 with 4G LTE" next week in New York. That venue would differ substantially from years past, where the company has chosen the San Francisco Bay Area as its go-to location for presenting its newest products.
ALERT: Quad-Core iPad 3 with 4G LTE to be unveiled in New York next week. -Sources— CNBC (@CNBC) February 28, 2012
Apple has had news briefings in New York before, most recently itslast month where the company debuted a new version of iBooks and its iBooks Author software. It's also been the home for events like the unveiling of the , and for years before that it was the site of the Macworld conference where Apple was a keynote presenter.
Despite these things, the company has stuck to its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, or two nearby locations in downtown San Francisco--the Moscone Center and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts--when it comes time to unveil new hardware.
Apple is expected to send out invitations to its event sometime this week. Last year it sent out invites to the iPad 2 event the morning of its annual shareholders meeting.