updated 12:20 pm EST, Tue February 28, 2012
Invitation reveals higher-res display
Apple has announced the date of a long-anticipated press event for the next-generation iPad. Media invitations point to an event taking place on March 7th, at 10AM Pacific time. It will be hosted in a favorite Apple venue, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
"We have something you really have to see," the invitation reads. "And touch." Notably, a photo in the email depicts an upgraded, extremely high-resolution display, confirming widespread reports. What Apple will call the new tablet is unknown, but most news accounts have simply referred to it as the iPad 3.
Other rumored features include support for LTE 4G on cellular-equipped models, and a new quad-core processor. The device should also become the second piece of Apple hardware to support Siri, the voice command system currently restricted to the iPhone 4S. One rumor has Apple launching a new Apple TV alongside an iPad 3.