At last, we have an almost certain date for the iPad 2’s launch. “Several sources close to the situation” have confirmed that this date is pretty much set in stone, which means invites to the event should be sent out to the tech industry press at some point later this week. (UPDATE: Apple has sent them out today! The theme title is ”Come see what 2011 will be the year of,” and the event will indeed be held in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco – the same venue as the original iPad’s launch. See event invitation pic at the bottom.)
In this event we expect to see a slimmer device, with two cameras, front and back, and a beefier processing chip (possibly multi-mode, for use on both GSM and CDMA networks). The big talking point is whether or not the enigmatic Steve Jobs will turn up to host the keynote speech or not. He went on sick leave around the time the Verizon iPhone was announced, for an undetermined amount of time. Although he still continues to be involved in Apple matters, I’m expecting Tim Cook to make the big speech. But you never know – this product could be “magical and revolutionary” enough for Jobsy to make a guest appearance.
Via: All Things Digital
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