CUPERTINO, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Investors and consumers are eagerly anticipating Apple's ( AAPL) iPad 3, which is likely to debut at a glitzy event in San Francisco next week.
Apple's invitation, sent out earlier this week, featured part of a tablet screen, confirming expectations of a major iPad announcement. "We have something you really have to see. And touch," the tech giant said.
The Apple rumor mill has been churning full speed ahead of the event at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. There has, for example, been chatter that a new iPad will feature Retina Display, an updated processor for improved speed and computing power, and a longer battery life. There has also been talk the new iPad will be Long Term Evolution (LTE) ready, capable of running on the 4G networks from AT&T ( T) and Verizon ( VZ). The gadget would bump up Apple's stock even more so. Apple, which has recently been hitting new highs, sold a record 15.4 million iPads during its recent fiscal first quarter, just about double that of the year-earlier period. Which features would you most like to see in the new iPad? Tell us about it on TheStreet's latest poll: --Written by James Rogers in New York. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/jamesjrogers. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our new tech blog, Tech Trends. Follow TheStreet Tech on your wireless devices.