What to Expect When the iPad Is Unveiled Today

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At 12:45 p.m. EST/9:45 a.m. PST today, The Motley Fool's top analysts will be hosting a live blog breaking down what Apple's iPad 3 press conference means for investors. The best part? They'll also be taking any questions you have about the tablet and about Apple as an investment. Make sure to set a reminder to come back to Fool.com today for all your iPad 3 news and analysis!

Within hours, Apple (NAS: AAPL) will unveil the third sibling in its line of ultra-successful tablet computers. The iPad has been a monster hit for Apple, selling more than 55 million units since its introduction just under two years ago -- that's a meteoric rise unmatched by any other product in the company's lineup. But will the new tablet be worth the wait? Here are some of the features we expect to see.

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Even with all the emphasis on video, the iPad 3 won't be solely for homebrewed Hitchcocks. Apple's tablet is also serious competition for the e-readers and smaller tablets offered up by Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. And with Apple's growing App Store, there's something to keep everyone happy. The iPad might only be 2 years old, but it's wise beyond its years.

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