Report: Apple to unveil iPad 2 on March 2

Rumors are swirling that Apple is set to introduce a new iPad model at an upcoming event. Reportedly, the iPad 2 will be the highlight of Apple's upcoming March 2 gathering...

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Apple has a tendency to update its hardware on a pretty regular basis -- take the iPhone, which is on its fourth revision in as many years. So it should come as no surprise that rumors are circulating of an iPad successor set to be rolled out at an Apple event on March 2.

Engadget reports that it received an invitation to an Apple event, which contains a none-too-subtle hint of the new iPad. The invite shows a calendar page unfurling to reveal the corner of an iPad.

This is all unconfirmed for now, but the iPad 2 is looking pretty likely. As far as features for the new device, some popular rumors include a thinner and lighter form factor, multi-core processor, and dual cameras. We'll just have to wait until next week to see which, if any, are true.

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    February 23, 2011 5:30 PM

    Comment on Report: Apple to Unveil iPad 2 on March 2, by Steve Watts.

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      February 23, 2011 5:39 PM

      Odd, an article about the iPad 2?

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      February 23, 2011 5:39 PM

      oh shit it's working.

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      February 23, 2011 5:40 PM

      The story page says that there is 1 thread with 2 comments but I only see 1 comment

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        February 23, 2011 5:42 PM

        Hit. Refresh.

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          February 23, 2011 5:44 PM

          I did.. with Ctrl+F5 as well but I suppose it was just a temporary thing

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        February 23, 2011 7:14 PM

        It anticipated that you would post that comment.

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          February 24, 2011 10:32 AM

          It's growing at a geometric rate.

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      February 23, 2011 5:40 PM

      Hello Shacknews. Do you like gladiators?

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      February 23, 2011 5:41 PM

      what is this?

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      February 23, 2011 5:41 PM

      This is what is meant to happen.

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        February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

        Also, we'll soon add a summary to these auto threads so you have SOME context for the story when you see it in chatty.

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        February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

        That makes more sense readability wise.

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        February 23, 2011 6:42 PM

        I don't think article stuff should be in the chatty, it doesn't make any sense to have it here...

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          February 23, 2011 6:44 PM

          Sure it does. We're breaking down the walls between front page posters and chatty regulars. Many hugs will be given.

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            February 23, 2011 6:55 PM

            Hmm... I see what they're trying to do, but I dunno.

            Do all the threads from an article appear here, or just the first one generated by the article itself?

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              February 23, 2011 6:57 PM

              There is only the one thread per article.

              We're sticking with an inject into chatty, though.

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              February 23, 2011 7:17 PM

              If you click on the article you can clearly see what is going on.

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          February 23, 2011 7:02 PM

          it makes sense considering how many times we've had dual chats between front pagers on an article and in the latest chatty talking about it. Now we can intermingle on the subject in one thread.

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      February 23, 2011 5:41 PM

      And so it begins.

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      February 23, 2011 5:42 PM

      [deleted]

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      February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

      Ah, I see.

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      February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

      This scares me. I fear change...hold me.

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      February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

      Ahh, here we go.

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      February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

      a bit odd that the story page's comments also start with "Comment on..." but I suppose that cannot be helped

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        February 23, 2011 5:45 PM

        Yea, I thought they would have abstracted that away, so every new thread in that story would be a reply to the OP.

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      February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

      Gentlemen, bring in ... The Cleaner. Folks! Move along, nothing to see here ...

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      February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

      Thank god!

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      February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

      Hello

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      February 23, 2011 5:43 PM

      Hello God.

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      February 23, 2011 5:44 PM

      Why not use the same article preview you use on the front page, i.e:


      Comment on Report: Apple to Unveil iPad 2 on March 2, by Steve Watts.

      Rumors are swirling that Apple is set to introduce a new iPad model at an upcoming event. Reportedly, the iPad 2 will be the highlight of Apple's upcoming March 2 gathering...

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      February 23, 2011 5:45 PM

      OMG repost, just go to the front page already

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      February 23, 2011 5:46 PM

      Steve Watts I want to comment on apple unveiling ipad2 on march 2nd

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      February 23, 2011 5:46 PM

      who the heck is steve watts

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      February 23, 2011 5:48 PM

      I don't want to

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      February 23, 2011 5:48 PM

      *clicks link to read story, blinded by white*

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        February 23, 2011 5:51 PM

        yeah this is really starring to hurt

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        February 23, 2011 5:51 PM

        The comments box under the article looks soooo out of place.

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        February 23, 2011 6:00 PM

        Link should go to a new tab not take over the one I am in!

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          February 24, 2011 2:08 AM

          That's what the middle mouse button is for ;)

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        February 23, 2011 6:09 PM

        Bliiiiiiiinded by the white.
        Wrapped up like a douche...
        Another layout on the site

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          February 23, 2011 6:16 PM

          shuuld be a simple greasemonkey script to nuke the footer /div or at least change the color of it

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      February 23, 2011 5:51 PM

      Took me a second to realize this was an article comment, because I was like "wtf wizardry, how is a person putting in an anchor tag like that with hyperlinked text.

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      February 23, 2011 5:52 PM

      This is worse than gawker

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      February 23, 2011 5:53 PM

      Oh hi wuts up Apple?

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      February 23, 2011 5:55 PM

      Perhaps the Shacknews poster name should be a different, (blue?) color? It looks a little funny.

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        February 23, 2011 5:56 PM

        agreed.. maybe create a new tag even so it stands out as a front-page-story comment

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          February 23, 2011 5:59 PM

          Yeah, a subtle News tag banner would be good.

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          February 23, 2011 6:17 PM

          Yah it should have a tag similar to the Inf posts.

      • kek
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        February 23, 2011 6:48 PM

        Why not make the poster the author of the article? And while you're at it, put the text of the article in the post. If it's too big cut it off at a certain point and give the link. There's no reason to make me click on the link to read such a short article. Also, as other's have stated, the flashing white is really jarring.

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        February 23, 2011 7:13 PM

        It should have a custom icon like the mods do -- maybe a little Shack icon next to the name.

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      February 23, 2011 5:58 PM

      Comment on Xoom coming out tomorrow.

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      February 23, 2011 6:00 PM

      Lol. At least newshack works on mobile safari.

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      February 23, 2011 6:10 PM

      These would be so much better if they showed the article title, a snippet of the article, then a link to the whole thing. Like:

      Comment on Report: Apple to Unveil iPad 2 on March 2

      Apple has a tendency to update its hardware on a pretty regular basis -- take the iPhone, which is on its fourth revision in as many years. So it should come as no surprise that rumors are circulating of an iPad successor set to be rolled out at an Apple event on March 2. <link>Read on...</link>

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      February 23, 2011 6:21 PM

      What if I don't want to comment on it? What then?

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      February 23, 2011 6:32 PM

      This is the most anyone ever has commented on a front page story!

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      February 23, 2011 6:36 PM

      what does this have to do with gaming

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        February 23, 2011 6:40 PM

        iPad/iPhone is the second-largest hand-held market for games.

        • Ebu
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          February 23, 2011 7:49 PM

          I think the iPad is the largest.
          I unless you count PS3s in vans or the Gamegear.

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        February 23, 2011 6:45 PM

        i have my ipad next to me on the couch to look up cheat codes while i play

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        February 23, 2011 6:47 PM

        It has everything to do with gaming, and the direction gaming is taking in terms of the mainstream consumer.

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        February 23, 2011 7:03 PM

        um iOS games are actually really fun

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        February 23, 2011 7:41 PM

        Fairly similar to a Nintendo press conference announcing a new handheld.

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      February 23, 2011 6:37 PM

      por Esteban Vatios

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      February 23, 2011 6:40 PM

      I hate all these chatty dorks posting in frontpage

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      February 23, 2011 6:45 PM

      That article page looks so fucking ugly. Blue bar on top, white background for article, a block of black for the comments, and reg sidebar/background ads.

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        February 23, 2011 6:45 PM

        err red sidebar/background ads

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        February 23, 2011 6:59 PM

        the white is very jarring

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        February 23, 2011 7:02 PM

        the black box for comments is very strange

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          February 23, 2011 7:20 PM

          agreed. it does not look good at all.

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        February 23, 2011 7:54 PM

        The block of black is because people didn't want the comments to visually change to the new layout.

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      February 23, 2011 7:13 PM

      what about the next iphone? my original model is getting long in the teeth

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      February 23, 2011 7:36 PM

      Bah - they can keep it. It still has that shitty apple logo on it. What is anyone going to do with it? Play Angry Birds in higher resolution?

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        February 23, 2011 7:44 PM

        So your critical assessment of this device is that it fails, because of the logo placed upon it?

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          February 24, 2011 1:05 AM

          These are the people they want us to be mingling with in the newshack. Good will come of this.

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        February 23, 2011 7:49 PM

        well I would assume nothing could be done with the Apple logo. It's a logo, silly pants.

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        February 23, 2011 7:50 PM

        Oh no! They're going to label it with their own logo?! The nerve!

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          February 23, 2011 7:51 PM

          God damn page refreshed and posted two of my smartass replies. Oh well, I suppose it was deserved.

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      February 23, 2011 7:38 PM

      Why hello Shacknews, are you new here? Front page stuff works like you guys said it would and I can make new root posts. Hooray! ChromeShack got updated, but is a little janky still. THE SHACK IS DEAD. LONG LIVE THE SHACK.

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      February 23, 2011 7:45 PM

      they will have my money on day one, just like they did with the original iPad.

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      February 23, 2011 7:49 PM

      Picking up my Motorola Xoom tomorrow, bitches.

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        February 23, 2011 8:04 PM

        Congratulating. I'm waiting for the wifi only version.

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          February 23, 2011 8:13 PM

          I thought about that...but I figure I'll want to use it while I'm out sometimes, while on vacations, and such.

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            February 23, 2011 10:41 PM

            10 cents a kilobyte in Mexico, so fun

            more fun than this redesign though, yikes

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      February 23, 2011 7:50 PM

      I'm a front page poster now!

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      February 23, 2011 7:54 PM

      On Shackdroid I am seeing the HTML markup for the story link in the OP. I guess the parser will need to be updated... also, I am unable to post replies to threads in Shackdroid right now (I switched it to Stonedonkey's API and I can view everything it seems)

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      February 23, 2011 7:54 PM

      hey shacknews, show your tits or GTFO

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      February 23, 2011 7:55 PM

      Why does it say 4 Threads | 1xx Comments.
      What are the 4 Threads? I just see 1 top level thread by Shacknews and a bunch of comment off it

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        February 23, 2011 7:57 PM

        there were three other threads which were nuked. i guess it includes those in the count

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          February 23, 2011 7:58 PM

          (normally there's just the one. you won't see additional threads in articles again.)

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            February 23, 2011 8:05 PM

            Uhhh...this has >1 thread http://www.shacknews.com/article/67610/meet-new-shacknews-in-a

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              February 23, 2011 8:07 PM

              Besides if there is supposed to only be 1 thread per article why even say X Thread | XXX Comments? Just say XXX Comments

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              February 23, 2011 8:13 PM

              That's, uh, actually a good question. Haha. I don't know why that article has a New Comment button. I wonder if it's special somehow. The other normal articles don't have that button.

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                February 23, 2011 10:55 PM

                Features have multiple threads and new post button, while news posts will be like this one.

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                  February 23, 2011 11:05 PM

                  U should get ride of the number of threads for news posts then since it'll always be 1

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                    February 24, 2011 1:08 AM

                    Also, why are the XXX Threads and XXX Comments clickable links? It just refreshes the page.

      • DM7
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        February 23, 2011 10:54 PM

        That's because there are secrets you cannot even imagine there.
        I've seen things you wouldn't believe front pager....... *drifts away*

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      February 23, 2011 8:08 PM

      Why does this not open in a new window/tab like every other link?

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      February 23, 2011 11:20 PM

      Hi front page!

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      February 23, 2011 11:26 PM

      11 years later, it talks to us

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      February 24, 2011 12:02 AM

      why chatty in articles not in full screen like the latest chatty !!!

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      February 24, 2011 2:30 AM

      Suggestion: I think these root posts could do with a small snippet (1-2 lines) from the article to encourage click-throughs

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      February 24, 2011 10:36 AM

      HELP! I'M TRAPPED IN THE CHATTY COMMENTS!!

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      February 24, 2011 1:38 PM

      Is this the post where I win games?

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