Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

Summary: Apple's next-gen iPad will be reportedly announced March 2 and in the meantime the rumor mill is kicking into overdrive.

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Apple's next-gen iPad will be reportedly announced March 2 and in the meantime the rumor mill is kicking into overdrive.

BoomTown's Kara Swisher reports that Apple will hold its iPad 2 launch event March 2. That report goes a long way toward dispelling rumors swirling around Apple today.

Simply put, today has been nothing but Apple iPad rumors. Earlier in the day, Apple shares took a hit on rumors that the iPad and iPhone 5 would be delayed. These reports were credited to two analysts at Yuanta Securities, which covers Hon Hai Precision. According to these rumors, production bottlenecks would delay the iPad.

Those rumors, which appear to be untrue, were later squashed by the report of a March 2 event.

Add it up and the next-gen iPad appears to be set to hit its timelines---set by the media and rumors of course.

Now those items are taken care of we can all begin speculating on the iPad 2 features and whether Android tablets can compete.

Topics: iPad, Apple, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

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  • Another Home Run For Apple

    iPad 2 will build on the smashing success of the first iPad.

    I can't wait for the launch, hopefully Steve will be there to announce it and quell all the health fears.

    Bravo Apple, you continue to amaze and astound.
    Ron Burgundy
    • Not really.

      @Ron Burgundy<br><br>[i]Bravo Apple, you continue to amaze and astound</i><br><br>Not really, not for those that understand what they're looking at, IMHO.
      John Zern
      • An opinion that includes an insult to the intelligence of those who

        disagree is anything but humble.
        fr_gough
      • RE: Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

        @John Zern

        I know what I'm looking at:

        Something that Microsoft, Android, RIM and HP still can't compete with.

        Need I say more?

        I wonder if Ballmer is going to laugh at this too.
        Ron Burgundy
      • frgough, it wasn't meant to be

        @John Zern
        Many people are "amazed and astounded" at a magic trick, yet if I know how it's done, then it's really not amazing or astounding to me.

        Yet I wouldn't insult someone who is amazed and astounded at the trick, as the trick is doing exactly what it's designed to do.
        John Zern
        • I don't know, Ron, but being a long time

          @John Zern
          Apple shareholder (thank's to my father) as long as they keep the shares up, I'm happy.

          But I also understand where the iPad v2 won't be anything amazingly far and beyond that of the 1st gen iPad.

          But it will still do well as many of those with v1 will buy v2 and that's fine, as we'll all be happy then.
          John Zern
      • RE: Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

        @John Zern [i]But it will still do well as many of those with v1 will buy v2 and that's fine, as we'll all be happy then.[/i]

        I wonder if that means I'll be able to pick up a used v1 for my daughter dirt cheap after Mar 1st. Meh.. probably not.
        Badgered
      • Only if people sell their original iPad

        @Badgered
        and you know that the iPad2 will [b]blow[/b] the socks off of the original iPad, so I would tell you to keep an eye on eBay!!
        Will Farrell
      • @John Zern

        Then leave the H out of IMHO.
        fr_gough
      • RE: Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

        @Ron Burgundy
        "Something that Microsoft, Android, RIM and HP still can't compete with."
        And Ford created the automobile, yay for them but I rather have a BMW. I'm sure the model T had its loyal fanboys too. Its called 'progress' and I hate to burst your bubble, but Apple doesn't own it.
        cybr2th@...
    • RE: Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

      @Ron Burgundy

      They'll add a front facing camera, make it a couple of ounces lighter and charge 30% more. They continue to amaze and astound indeed.
      gvass1339
      • RE: Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

        @gvass1339 Umm...no....they won't.

        They'll have the same pricing as the iPhone does, you'll pay the same price for the new iPad as you did the old one a year ago. Apple isn't that stupid.

        What they are adding:

        Front and rear cameras
        More internal RAM (hopefully 1GB)
        Don't know about more flash RAM...64GB is still a good size
        Anti glare screen
        Dual core processors
        Lighter
        Thinner

        Try again.
        Ron Burgundy
      • It is not an Android tablet

        @gvass1339

        Where they keep coming in 30% high on the price side.
        Bruizer
      • RE: Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

        @gvass1339 ........You left out the high speed port.....
        thefoleys
    • Apple's own Mike Cox?

      @Ron Burgundy

      You strike me a the Mike Cox of the Apple world.
      andrewjg
      • Not hardly...

        @andrewjg

        Mike Cox was witty and original. Cyberslammer, er, Ron Burgundy is neither, just a troll.
        SonofaSailor
      • RE: Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

        @SonofaSailor

        True. I meant in the sense that he is the ultimate fan.
        andrewjg
    • and quell all the health fears.

      @Ron Burgundy He'll be lucky to wake up on the right side of the grass.
      sackbut
    • RE: Apple's iPad 2: Event March 2; Rumors swirl until then

      @Ron Burgundy

      Everybody I know who wants an iPad was waiting for version 2 to make the jump, myself included.
      Monkeypox
    • I don't know what's more telling...

      @Ron Burgundy

      The fact that your life revolves around a product launch, and whether Steve Jobs will be there

      or...

      that a company like Apple amazes and astounds you.
      SonofaSailor