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BBC event to coincide with iPad 2 announcement?

updated 01:30 pm EST, Fri February 25, 2011

May be used to showcase iPad's camera tech

The BBC is holding an unspecified event which may be tied to an Apple announcement of the second-generation iPad, a British report suggests. Apple has a special press event scheduled for March 2nd in San Francisco, starting at 10AM local time. The BBC event is said to be a go for 6PM GMT that day, which could mean that some live interaction between the UK and US is planned.

It is not certain whether or not the two events are definitely connected. The Inquirer speculates that the BBC presentation could be hosted by famous British actor Stephen Fry. Fry is known to be a massive fan of Apple products, and was one of the first people outside of the company to try the first-gen iPad. The actor beat out the American public, and even most of the American press.

One possibility is that Fry will perform a live chat with Apple executives. The second-gen iPad is widely expected to get at least one camera, for the sake of enabling FaceTime calls. It may also get a rear-facing model, intended more for scanning and augmented reality than conventional photos or video.

by MacNN Staff





  1. mattlarge

    Joined: Dec 1969


    BBC used for previous events

    In the past, for major announcements like the original launch of the iPhone, Apple have used BBC facilities in London to transmit the event live to reporters and have a demo room for after, like there will be in SF.

  1. charlituna

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Since you know, we all know that Steve is about to kick the bucket any minute now, they didn't want to risk him keeling over dead on stage and they are going to Facetime Fry into the event to host it.

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