ipad 3 invitation iPad 3 announcement coming Wednesday from San FranciscoThe iPad 3 is expected to be unveiled Wednesday (March 7) during a live press conference that Apple announced will be taking place at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET at the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco. ABC News will be live-blogging the whole thing, if you are not able to watch yourself.

The new iPad is rumored to have a higher resolution screen (as high as 2048×1536 resolution, which is four times higher than the iPad 2); faster data speeds, as the iPad 3 will have both Verizon and AT&T versions that are 4G compatible (of course, Wi-Fi-only versions will also probably be available for about $120 less than the 4G-compatible versions); faster processing speeds with the new A6 processor; the voice-controlled feature Siri that currently comes on the iPhone; and an 8-megapixel camera.

Sounds pretty fancy. The current version of the iPad 2 that retails for the most money is the Wi-Fi+3G and 64GB of storage, at $829.99. We don’t know if that will be the price for the iPad 3 with all the bells and whistles, but with the 4G capability, it may run higher.

For all the details, keep an eye on the ABC News live blog.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."