Apple fans! Apple detractors too! Exciting new stuff is almost here. Keyboards around the world are clacking with anticipation over new MacBooks and iPads—but rather than scouring the internet wastes, check out everything you need to know below.

Apple Will Unveil iPad 2 On March 2

All Things D just reported that Apple will be holding their iPad 2 unveiling on March 2. No official invites have gone out yet, so think of this one as a strong rumor. Here's an outline of what we think the next iPad is going to have. And even if you don't believe ATD's "confirmed" rumor, a bunch of signs are pointing at an event or announcement very soon. [AllThingsD]

New MacBook Pro Rumors: Bigger Trackpad and a Dedicated SSD for OS X

BGR is hearing that the upcoming MacBook Pros will have a larger trackpad and use a dedicated 8 or 16 GB SSD to run OS X. Also, they're supposed to be a half pound lighter. [BGR]

Apple Slows Down MacBook Pro Sales Until After Rumored Refresh

Adding further weight to the rumor that Apple's about to release some new MacBook Pro models (with high-speed connection functionality?), they've now put all new orders on a 3-5 day wait. You can wait until Thursday, right? Because you'll feel like a darned fool if you don't. [9to5Mac]

Final Cut Pro 8 Coming in Spring?

Billed as the "biggest overhaul to Final Cut Pro since the original version was created over 10 years ago" according to sources who've seen what Apple's come up with, the video-editing service could get a look-in this spring. [TechCrunch]

Lest We Forget the Roar of OS X Lion

Apple's already said their next OS is coming this summer, and while the Mac App Store has already launched, we're still awaiting more details on the next version of OS X. [More »]

Super-Fast Thunderbolt Connection For MacBook Pros?

Leaks are pointing at a new type of connection for MacBook Pros, based on Intel's Light Peak technology. [More »]

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