A couple of weeks ago we mentioned a rumor that the iPad 2 launch would be sometime in March, and now it looks like we may have a date as Apple has scheduled an event for next Wednesday the 2nd of March 2011.
According to All Things D, Apple are holding a special event on the 2nd of March, and they are expected to announce the much anticipated iPad 2.
We have heard rumors over the last couple of months on what features will be in the new iPad 2, so which ones seem the most realistic?
We are expecting the iPad 2 to feature two cameras, one on the back and one on the front for video chat and to make use of Apple’s FaceTime software, and with the evidence of new iPad camera apps found in the SDK we suspect this will be a feature on the iPad 2.
Apple may do away with the aluminum casing on the iPad 2 and possibly replace it with carbon fiber, this one could be quite possible as Apple replaced the casing of the original iPhone with the iPhone 3G, so they may be looking to improve on the original design.
There are also rumors that the iPad 2 will feature a slimmer designer than the first generation iPad, and that it may feature a higher resolution display, although we suspect it will be thinner we are not sure about the display, it may be slightly higher resolution than the current iPad but not as high as some of the reports we have seen.
It will be interesting to see what new features and hardware are unveiled at the iPad 2 launch event next week, we will keep you guys updated as soon as we get some more information.
Updated 23rd February 16.53 GMT
Apple has now sent out official invites for its iPad 2 event on the 2nd of March, full details at the link below.
Apple has just launched their third generation iPad, the iPad 3 and they now sell it along with the iPad 2, have a look at our handy iPad 3 vs iPad 2 guide to find out the difference between the iPad 3 and iPad 2.