Numerous reports have surfaced suggesting that the California-based tech giants have plans for a media event on 2nd March to introduce the much-anticipated next-generation iPad.

Update: The rumours are true, Apple has started to send out invites.

According to a report by All Things Digital, Apple has scheduled a media event in the start of March where they are going to announce the upcoming iPad 2.

To those who intensely cares about this kind of stuff – which would be pretty much everyone in the tech ecosystem – Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely successful iPad.

As in, iPad 2! Or, as BoomTown is now officially nicknaming it: iPad Too!

The report goes on to say that the scheduled date is firm and that the event will take place in San Francisco.

It's not clear when Apple will begin sending out its famous invites for gathering, but I am guessing soon, in order to get the Apple faithful to the proper level of froth.

Reuters also posted a story and they are also hearing that Apple will introduce the next iPad on the same day.

Apple will host an event on March 2, where the company is expected to take the wraps off the newest iPad model, an individual with knowledge of the situation said. Apple declined to comment.

The New York Times also ran a similar story announcing that Apple will indeed introduce their flagship tablet on the second day of March.

 Now people with knowledge of the matter say that Apple will host an event on Wednesday, March 2 to showcase its new iPad.

If true, Apple should be sending out media invites for the event in the following days.

Update: Engadget just posted on their site that they've received the following media invite from Apple indeed scheduled on 2nd March. As you can see, they are very likely going to announce the next iPad from the teaser invite.


Sources: All Things Digital, Reuters, The New York Times, Engadget