One week from now it appears that all the speculation and rumors regarding what the iPad 2 will and will not have and whether or not it will be delayed, will finally be put to rest. Apple has started sending out their invites to various press sites announcing a special press conference that will be held next Wednesday, March 2nd. As you can see in the image to the right, there is clearly an iPad peaking out from behind that calendar icon.

Going by Apple’s previous track record, it appears that this means consumers will be getting their eager hands on the iPad 2 either sometime later next month, or perhaps even early April (which would be in line with the one year anniversary of the first iPad which was released April 3, 2010). Although the image also boasts the statement “Come see what 2011 will be the year of.”, I doubt that Apple will also be revealing an iPhone 5 at this same event. No need for them to show all their goodies in one go.

We will definitely be bringing you all the details as they are announced, so be sure to check back on Wednesday.