Update: Apple spokesperson Trudy Muller contacted me shortly after this post went live to let me know that Apple’s official position is that the company doesn’t comment on rumor, and it hasn’t announced an event at this time.
Apple (s aapl) will announce the iPad 2 at a press event next Wednesday, Mar. 2, according to AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher. The date is said to be confirmed by several sources close to the situation. If true, press invites to the announcement will likely follow soon.
Swisher seems 100 percent confident in the date, and it’s in keeping with rumors we’ve been hearing of late that an announcement was imminent, and that Apple’s next iPad would begin shipping in or around April. No further details about the event were revealed, besides that it will take place in San Francisco. Swisher predicts the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as the location of the event, since Apple has held pressers there many times in the past. We reached out to Apple for confirmation, and will update this post if we receive word either way.
iPad 2 rumors indicate we’ll likely see a smaller, thinner device that works on both GSM and CDMA networks, with at least one camera and FaceTime capabilities. Other rumored new features, like a Mini DisplayPort and NFC capabilities, remain less of a certainty.
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