Apple issues March 2 invitations by Philip Elmer-DeWitt @FortuneMagazine February 23, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Source: Apple Inc. Apple AAPL has issued the following invitation to selected members of the press: Please join us for an invitation-only event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco on March 2 at 10:00 a.m. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive early. RSVP to email@example.com. Presumably, the event is the iPad 2 unveiling widely reported Tuesday, and the cryptic reference is to what many are calling the Year of the Tablet.