New Apple TV Will Also Be Announced Next Week [RUMOR]

Samantha Murphy

The iPad 3 may not be the only new product Apple is announcing next week.

According to, the company might also be launching a new Apple TV.

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The invitation -- which states "We have something you really have to see. And touch" -- alludes to the possibility of two product announcements. The words are superimposed on what looks like an iPad, but the "see" reference could certainly be related to a new Apple TV device.

It's been rumored that the company is gearing up to unveil a new Apple TV with a faster dual-core processor and strong video playback. Other rumors include that the next-generation Apple TV could also include Siri capabilities.

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The 9to5Mac report is also in line with rumors that the company would be releasing two big products this month. However, others believe that "see" reference could be related to a possible retina display.

Apple is expected to unveil the next-generation iPad on March 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (1 p.m. ET) in San Francisco. The San Francisco location contradicts a rumor from earlier today that said the event would be held in New York City. Many expressed doubt over that rumor since it goes against almost every previous Apple product unveiling, which are typically held on the West Coast.

Mashable will be reporting at the event next week.

Do you think Apple will release two products next week? What do you think the invitation means by "see" and "touch"? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

1. Minor Upgrades

iLounge recently reported that it saw a prototype of the next-generation iPad at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and that it looks just like the iPad 2, only thicker by about 1 mm. The camera in the top left corner is expected to be a bit larger than the iPad 2 and similar to the improved camera featured on the iPhone 4S.

It’s also been rumored that the next-generation iPad will have a high-resolution screen – possibly even double dpi -- and a stronger interior. However, the updates seen by iLounge seem to be more cosmetic than structural. Could the next-generation device be an upgrade similar to that of the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S?

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This story originally published on Mashable here.