As the highly anticipated date of March 7th comes ever closer with Apple reportedly set to officially unveil the iPad 3, it seems speculation has pointed towards the finished unannounced tablet being shipped to retailers. Apple usually sell their products shortly after the announcement of it so the validity is certainly something to consider.

A shipping manifesto that Apple.pro (via TGDaily) said they received, it was consequently confirmed that shipments of the iPad 3 have been leaving the warehouses of Apple’s manufacturer for iOS devices, Foxconn. Apparently, the shipment is currently scheduled to be delivered to the United States by March 9th, two days after the supposed unveil event.

Best Buy has already started to discount the iPad 2 by a hefty $50 which undoubtedly adds fuel to the fire of Apple imminently due to reveal the third generation tablet.