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Apple confirms iPad event for March 7th in San Francisco

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.




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  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Just today there was a rumor

    going around that there was going to be an iPad event in New York City. Obviously, that was an erroneous rumor.

  1. Koobers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    Anyone else notice this?

    Has anyone else noticed that the outer bezel of the "iPad" in the image appears to be black and not the standard aluminum color of previous iPads? Is it the long rumored carbon fiber? Black anodized aluminum? Maybe it's not even an iPad, could we actually be looking at a touch screen Apple iTV device?

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +7

    OK Samesung

    start your copiers.

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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -13

    um, no

    Notably, a photo in the email depicts an upgraded, extremely high-resolution display,

    OK, I give up. How can you tell that the display is 'high resolution'. It looks like a display (assuming it's a real picture and not a photoshopped one, of course).

    confirming widespread reports.

    There were widespread reports that the apple invitation would include an iPad with a high-res display? I hadn't heard that!

    But a picture of supposedly something confirms nothing except it's a picture of something on an invitation. Then again, I can see the blasting from the blog sites if Apple doesn't have a high-res display (oh, sorry, a 'retina' display, it's apple, it has to have a cutesy name). "The picture shows a high-res display! They lied to us! Class action lawsuit time!"

    What Apple will call the new tablet is unknown, but most news accounts have simply referred to it as the iPad 3.

    What else would they call it? You got two choices. iPad 3. Or iPad 2s. Well, I guess they could call it the iPad Pro. Or the iTouchPad. Or change the name completely and call it the MacTablet. Or iMacTablet.

    But most people really don't give a flip what it's called. As long as they can touch it, because it apparently needs to be touched.

  1. BMan56

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Maybe...

    ...they will FaceTime on the new iPad with someone in NY--over LTE. That would account for the NY rumor.

  1. ASathin8R

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Home button?

    Where is the home button?

  1. ASathin8R

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Home button?

    Where is the home button?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -4

    Re: Home button

    Maybe they left it off the picture to give it a better look. Or they left it off so people will spend a week going "OMG! Where's the home button! OMG! Let's spend a week discussing the iPad 3 and how it will be so much better now it doesn't have a home button!"

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