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New high-res iPad on the way

The rumour mill has gone into overdrive ahead of what is widely expected to be the launch of a new iPad today.

Apple has invited European journalists to "a special event" in London, which will run parallel to an announcement in California where bosses are expected to unveil their latest product. The email includes a close-up photograph of what appears to be a touch-screen device.

The invitation tells reporters: "We have something you really have to see. And touch."

One rumour among technology pundits is that the product's name will be iPadHD rather then iPad3 -- with a much higher resolution screen.