Apple holding March 2 media event (updated)

Apple's expected to announce a lighter iPad 2, with dual-cameras and better screen at a media event in San Francisco on March 2.

WSJ and NYT report that Apple will hold a media event on March 2 to announce the iPad 2.

The successor to the wildly-popular first-gen iPad is rumored to be thinner, have a better screen, dual cameras with FaceTime support and a Qualcomm dual-mode GSM/CDMA chip -- possibly the same MDM6600 (a.k.a. “Gobi”) chip spotted in the Verizon iPhone 4.

Kara Swisher notes that since Apple has sold 15 million iPads in less than a year, the event is a "very big deal."

If things pan out, we could see a new MacBook Pro this week, and iPad 2 next week. Good times!

Update: It's confirmed and the usual media outlet have received a less-than-subtle invite, pictured above. The invite itself is obvious and kind of un-Appley, but whatevs. A new iPad is coming, so we're good.