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Apple Will Announce the Next iPad on March 7th

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The iPad 3 will be announced on March 7th. Apple has just sent out invitations for an Apple event in San Francisco at 10AM PST on Wednesday March 7th. The invitation not so subtly hints at the Retina Display becoming a reality in the iPad 3.

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The next iPad has long been expected to be announced on March 7th with the hallmark feature of the 2048×1536 resolution Retina Display and possible quad-core A6 processor. The invitation, which notes that Apple has "something you really have to see" pretty much insinuates that a Retina Display iPad is happening. The invitation also interestingly doesn't show a home button, though that could easily be explained if the iPad in the invitation was in landscape mode.

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The event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco next week. For everything else we know about the iPad 3, check out our rumor roundup. [The Verge]

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Time to sell that ipad 2 ASAP!

So what's the concensus of I should keep or sell my smart cover with the iPad 2? I'd love to keep my current leather smart cover. I like the wear that I've given to it. But if it's not going to fit, it's an obvious sell.

I like to think that since it's not hugging the device, even if buttons are ever so slightly shifted, it won't affect the smart cover. But you never know. If I were a corporation, I'd like everyone to buy a $30-60 accessory again.