According to reports first popped up on ‘ALL THINGS DIGITAL’; iPad is set to be launched on March 2 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, exactly same place where the original device was launched by Steve Jobs.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been on medical leave since mid-January, and was spotted last week leaving a cancer clinic in Silicon Valley. Tim Cook, the firm's chief operating officer, is looking after day-to-day operations in his absence. But reportedly, Steve Jobs is still taking an active role in Apple's decision making and will more probably be present at the launching event.
Apple is also expected to uncover some new products before iPad 2 - its MacBook Pro line of high-end laptops is expected to be refreshed on Thursday, with faster processors, new graphics capabilities, a storage mechanism between between solid state and traditional drives, and Intel's new 'Light Peak' connection technology which allows for rapid data transfer.