∞ Apple announces iPad 2 event for March 2

Apple on Wednesday sent an invitation to media inviting them to a special event on March 2 in San Francisco, Calif.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]According to the invitation received by The Loop, the event will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10:00 am. This is the same venue Apple has used to introduce a number of products in recent years.

Speculation of an Apple event first broke yesterday in a day that was filled with rumors that the iPad 2 would be delayed until June.

Two separate reports said the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 would be delayed, but The Loop was able to independently confirm that these rumors were false.

While specs of the iPad 2 are a tightly guarded secret, it is widely thought the device will feature a front-facing camera with FaceTime video support and be thinner than its predecessor.

The Loop will be at the event and will bring you live coverage.