iPad 3 March 7 Release Confirmed: Top Features We Want to See (PHOTOS)

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    Rumors are swirling around the Internet, that there is no home button in the iPad 3. The evidence comes from Apple's invite, which only read, "We have something you really have to see. And touch." No pinch, push or other words. Does it mean the users would simply have to touch the iPad, and not push the home button to carry out basic functions? An iPad without home button will not be surprising as Samsung Galaxy Nexus, an Android smartphone, is already devoid of physical buttons. Will the tech giant do the same thing with its new tablet and get rid of home button? Reuters
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Apple has finally sent out a media invite for a special event on March 7, where the next generation tablet, dubbed iPad 3, is expected to be unveiled.

On the invitation, there is a photo of a finger touching an iPad calendar icon displaying the number 7 with the tagline We have something you really have to see. And touch.

Though many people speculated that the event will be held in New York, rather than San Francisco, an Apple spokesperson confirmed that the event will be held at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, according to ZDNet.

The event will reportedly take place at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. Apple is expected to introduce iPad 3 at the event. The new tablet could hit the market a week later.

The official release date matches the claim of iMore, which said earlier this month that the new iPad will debut on March 7. And AllThingsD also predicted that Apple would hold the iPad 3 event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in the first week of March.

Start the slideshow to find out the top specs we want to see for the iPad 3.

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