"iPad 2 launch" and "MacBook Pro" are hot search topics following reports that Apple ( AAPL - Get Report) is preparing to unveil new editions of its popular gadgets in the coming weeks. The iPad 2 could hit the market as soon as March 2, Kara Swisher at The Wall Street Journal reports, citing several sources familiar the matter. "Analysts expect the iPad 2 to be thinner than its predecessor and feature an improved display," Swisher said on the All Things Digital blog, "as well as front-facing camera and Facetime video chat support." Rumors and reports also claim Apple is set to release five new MacBook Pro models, possibly as soon as Thursday. With the exception of the redesigned MacBook Air, Apple hasn't updated its MacBook Pro lineup since April 2010.
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