Event clashes with Game Developers Conference

Apple iPad 3 press conference March 7th

Apple has begun issuing invites to selected media outlets for a March 7th press conference in San Francisco.

Near universal expectation among the media is that Apple will reveal iPad 3 at the event. Apple has not publicly confirmed any details on iPad 3.

The press conference will clash with the Game Developers Conference, and take place less than a couple of hundred yards from the Moscone Center.

Apple executives will reveal the new hardware at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, where previous iPad events have been held. The invitation bears an image of an iPad and says: “We have something you really have to see. And touch.”

This would not mark the first time an Apple and GDC have been separated by just a thin stretch of San Franciscan highway.

Last year, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and Apple’s late CEO Steve Jobs were both addressing their respective industries in two keynotes that had aligned with each other.

The chance occurrence was given an even eerier quality when Iwata spent much of his time warning developers about the threat of Apple’s digital games platform.

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