We’ve heard our fair share of iPad 2 rumors lately, the craziest one being that its release was going to be postponed until June.

Today comes another rumor that I believe to be true. Kara Swisher, one of my least favorite tech writers, announced today on her blog that it seemed clear Apple would announce the iPad next week in San Francisco.

According to several sources close to the situation, the Wednesday date in a little more than a week is firm and will take place in San Francisco, the scene of many such Apple events.

Steve Jobs currently being on a leave of absence, I doubt he will be introducing the new iPad.