Update: iPad 2 event set for March 2?

BoomTown reports that Apple will hold their much anticipated iPad 2 event on Wednesday, March 2 in San Francisco, CA.

According to several sources close to the situation, the Wednesday date in a little more than a week is firm and will take place in San Francisco, the scene of many such Apple events.

So mark your calendars, folks! In just a over a week, we'll know which of the crazy rumors about this device turn out to be true. In the mean time, let the speculating continue and let us know what you expect Apple to reveal next week in the comments below!

Update: The New York Times and other publications are now echoing the March 2 date.

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Update: iPad 2 event set for March 2?


All I want to know is, will Apple lower the price of the existing iPad, and if so, will the features added to the new model justify not buying one at a lower price now.

About time you reported this. Last one of the 5 sites I frequent.
I think the order was
2)Cult of Mac
4)Boy Genius Report
and finally....
Son, I am disappoint

If there is going to be an event, it won't be at Yerba Buena Center like most of their events, there are no unknown events listed for that week.

My guess is it will be on Apple's campus. If this is for the iPad 2 and nothing else, their on-campus auditorium would likely be enough.

Either that, or Apple's onto us, and they've struck a deal with the YBCA schedulers not to post anything (even "Unknown") until after invites go out.

Kara Swisher may actually have Apple contacts. People who know what's going on. And is potentially a target for Apple to leak to (from Apple PR or marketing VPs). So her word does carry a bit of weight. Not slam dunk, but a bit of weight.
Those analysts saying iPad 2 and iPhone 5 are delayed basically have nothing. They are claiming knowledge based on disparate bits of the supply chain. The supply chain basically knows nothing though. They are contractually forbidden to say anything. They are compartmentalized and don't know what the components they are building are for. Apple will drop component maker contracts if they leak anything significant. They'll certainly do so if it is proven to be intentional. It may even be possible, likely, that Apple is simply waiting for the last possible minute to award component contracts for iPad 2 production to reduce leakage.
So, it's hard to believe rumors based on the supply chain.

Well it's not at moscone since there's a game developers conference that day. I will not speculate. If its next week i will wait and see. There would have to be huge updates on the new to replace my ipad.

Finally an official date for retinal disappointment. "iPad 1S: now faster with FaceTime" - Blah.

Here is your answer.........Buy iPad 1, sell it prior to release of iPad 2 for 75% or more on what you paid for it, purchase iPad 2, then sell it prior to release of iPad 3 for 75% or more on what you paid for it, then get iPad 3, and so on, and so on........I have done this with every version of iPhone and I actually made money on my iPhone 3GS.
Don't believe me? Check out EBAY for yourself. A used iPad 3G 64 gb is going for close to $800.
Bottom line.........Apple products hold their value unlike any product out there!

I always sell my iPhones for more than I buy them for. For years AT&T has been allowing us early adopters to renew our contracts while picking up a new iPhone at new contract price every year.