Apple confirms iPad 2 event on March 2
Invitations were sent to the media, including myself, today.
With Apple CEO Steve Jobs currently on medical leave it is unclear whether he will appear at the event.
Jobs took the covers off the original iPad at the same venue in San Francisco in January 2010 before it went on sale in the US in April 2010.
If Apple follows its traditional product cycle we can expect to see the iPad 2 in April or possibly even sooner.
At last year’s event the presentation by Steve Jobs was followed by hands-on time with the product and we’re expecting the same next week.
Rumours about the iPad 2 have been circulating for weeks with the main new features said to be a new thinner design, improved audio and a front, and possibly a rear, camera.
Screen resolution will reportedly remain the same but a dual core processor is also said to be on board to make the device a lot faster.
Apple faces some strong challenges in 2011 from tablet rivals with a number of Android-powered devices from companies including Motorola, HTC, Samsung scheduled for the second quarter of the year.
Research In Motion, creator of the BlackBerry devices, will also release its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet which will feature a dual core processor and a 7-inch touchscreen.