Apple is sending out invitations to an event that will be held on March 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The invite has the line “We have something you really have to see. And touch.” Behind that message appears to be an image of an iPad 3.
Looking at the image closely, it appears that the new iPad will have a retina display as expected. What is also curious about this image is that there appears to be no home button. The idea of no button on the iPhone or iPad rumor started up the year that multi-touch gestures arrived. Some expected that the home button would be dropped in favor of the 4/5 finger pinch, which essentially does the same as a single push of the home button. A double tap is replaced by sliding 4 fingers up the screen. Of course, we might be just looking at an iPad in landscape mode, or on one of the edges, but we think that Apple could be headed in the direction of getting rid of that home button.
We also expect to hear an Apple TV 3 announced and perhaps with that update, a device that can have 1080p content streamed to it from other devices.
Expect to find out more next Wednesday. We’ll have all the details for you.