Following on from this question about the release date of R2012b, when will R2013a be officially released? I will accept the answer closest to the actual release date. Extra points (an upvote) will be awarded to anyone successfully predicting the release of a service pack.
My prediction: R2013a will be released on 6 March 2013
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I guess I should have made my prediction, as stated in the original question, of 6 March 2013 into an answer. I didn't expect to be closest (although the competition was pretty slight) and I definitely didn't think I would be within a day.
I'm going with March 11, 2013. I think they'll put it out on a Monday to allow maximum time to handle users' installation questions. (Unlike governments who often release bad news on Fridays to reduce scrutiny by the press because it will be a weekend.) I've only been using the prerelease version a couple of days so far, but no major problems or bugs yet (just a few quirks and annoyances that were already in the R2012b version).