Like all rumors that we post, this one should be taken with a grain of salt. Slashgear has started to publicly speculate that the new preview image that was found in iOS 4.2 beta 2 could actually have a giant tell about when Apple will announce the new iPad 2.
The icons in this particular preview not only show FaceTime, Camera, and PhotoBooth apps, but it also shows the date on the iCal icon as being February 9th.
Apparently the preview image found before the first iPad announcement also showed the exact announcement day (January 27th).
It’s also likely that the date is no coincidence, should the rumor turn out to be true. HP is planning a webOS event for February 9th. According to Slashgear, HP is expected to announce some webOS tablets that day.
It certainly sounds like something Apple might do, but I guess we won’t know the veracity of this rumor until Apple actually send out event invites.