Well, in case you needed any more proof that a new iPad was on the way, Apple just made it official. Several media outlets, including The Verge and The Loop are reporting this morning that they have received their official media invites to the iPad 3 event.

While the invites don’t specifically mention that the event will be used to unveil a new tablet, we imagine that the image of a Retina-display iPad in the invitation’s background gives that away. Full event details after the break…

According to The Verge, the event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California — on the other side of the country from where CNBC predicted in a report earlier this morning.

As expected, though, the event will take place on Wednesday, March 7th. The keynote will kick off at 10 AM PST, so make sure you keep your browser locked on iDB that day for full coverage of the event and our thoughts on the new tablet.

The iPad 3 is expected to be a significant upgrade from its predecessor with a quad-core processor, LTE technology, and a high resolution Retina display. And the word on the street is that it will be available shortly after next week’s event.

Who plans on picking one up?

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see what they have come up with this time. Looking forward for Wednesday to approach.

  • Siddharth Desai

    Like if you thought the caption sends a wrong message the first time you read it.

    • Anonymous

      “We have something you really have to see. And touch” xD

      • Thanks selcukcura for repeating and exact message from the article. I don’t know how I would have know if it wasn’t for your message /sarc

      • Anonymous

        My pleasure, asswipe.

    • Anonymous

      “We have something you really have to see. And touch” xD

    • Are you serious??!

      … I thought it was only me x-D

    • Are you serious??!

      … I thought it was only me x-D

    • Siddharth Desai

      They could’ve left out the “And touch”

  • jay jimenez

    Ya late with the news, but i dont blame ya because i have like 6 rss feeds with intelliscreen X thats why i knew so quickly anyways still the best site hands down

  • Let’s remember all the rumors… The first sentence says “we have something that you really have to see.” does that mean that the apple tv (aka iTV) will be unveiled?

    • Bosun Oshikoya

      The actual TV isn’t coming out yet. There will be an updated Apple TV though.

      “We have something you really have to see” is the retina display on the iPad.

  • About time. I hope its a A6 processor that end up in iphone 5. Now that would worth buying, plus it will give the dream team a few more sleepless nights.

  • Kok Hean

    I thought all iDevices’ images are Photoshopped into the device? I hope I’m wrong.

    But it’s definitely an iPad event.

  • to me, the caption screams retina display ipad

  • I hope Apple doesnt raise the price on it.. Otherwise I might not be able to get it, and I dont want to get an Android tab :/

  • Any chance of iOS 5.1 release?

    • I dont think so. But if iPad will be so amazing, maybie

      • abhinav kaushik

        Yeah .. Most probably .. !

  • It certainly appears to have no home button on the iPad in the picture. Also the icons are spaced closely together which in turn infers that the iPad is in portrait.

    • Eric Morgan

      It’s definitely in portrait. The bubbles and the spacing of the icons is definative. The black underneath could technically be the plastics antenna area on the top, but I’m hoping no home button. Only use it now to get out of wiggle icon mode.

  • So, no home button..?

  • Vid Logar

    may will apple annonunce bigger ipad if you compare finger with app icon it seems bigger

  • I wonder what does the “and touch” means on the caption..it kind a gives me the feeling of something totaly new is coming.^^

  • Srinivas Palavarapu

    I suspect something related to maps coming … Why maps app on invite,screen

    • Howard Ellacott

      The maps show where the event is happening, the calendar is the date for it.

      • Anonymous

        I have to disagree about the maps. It’s showing the Infinite Loop location.

    • Malay Mody

      It’s talking about the location of the event. It was like that on the invite for the 4S unveiling also

  • I plan on buying one as soon as I can. I hope the smart covers still fit.

  • Finally Apple holds an Event! So excited to se what news they have to show 😀
    I hope they will stream it live but I doubt it haha, but still, it would be so awsoooome 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Tim cooks promised that their next gen products will blow our minds. Apple never fails at this but maybe it does recently with iPhone 4S. I am fucking excited. If anyone’s going to change the industry, it’s definitely apple.

    • What blew your mind about the 3GS?

  • ron-mcse

    Can someone please tell me what is so good about a retina display over the iPad2? Can the human eye really tell the difference? If it is retina display and I look at it, will I be aww struck at its beauty?

  • abhinav kaushik

    There are chanes ..
    That it will come without home button
    Because they used black ipad in this picture
    ..black reflecfs more than white .
    N it is easy to figure out ..button in white..
    Hope so there will be no button this time 😀

  • “Have you seen?”, no home button 😉

    • abhinav kaushik

      I nahh
      ..ofcouse not
      ..but my obsevations are sayg that there will be no home button 😉

  • It would need to be a lot different from iPad 2 because right I’m loving my iPad 2 so no need to jump ship yet. It better not be no iPad 2S!!!

  • I think it’s a double launch. The full stop between see and touch is too deliberate. If they were talking about the iPad 3 only it would just be “we have something you really have to see and touch”
    I reckon its “we have something you really have to see.” = Apple TV
    “And touch” = IPad 3
    And as a added kicker, I bet the mooted “mystery accessory” is a gizmo to connect the two in some way

  • Anonymous

    that picture looks like the ipad has a retina display….

  • Anonymous

    This is the day of my wedding in Vegas 😀

  • The home button will be gone?

  • Going to be the most epic tablet of the year!!!

  • Going to be the most epic tablet of the year!!!