In 2011, Apple opened a temporary Apple Store at the South By Southwest Interacive Festival, a gathering of social media, music and other media types. The iPad 2 was released on March 2nd just as the festival was beginning and Apple made out handily. However, Apple is confirming that there will be no such temporary store at this years SXSW event.
This year’s South By Southwest Interactive Festival is due to start on March 9th and go until March 18th. With Apple now showing any interest in this years’ event, many are speculating that the iPad 3 or iPad HD as some are calling it will not be available until after the end of the festival.