However, The Guardian asserts that a Finnish company called Senseg are behind a potential announcement that none of the iPad 3 rumours have picked up on.
"The Guardian believes that the "touch" refers to a technology from Senseg, a Finnish startup which has developed a system called E-Sense which appears to give texture to a touchscreen," the report states.
"By using "tixels" generated by electric fields from elements embedded around the screen, it can make areas of the screen feel rough, ridged or rounded – and change those just as the screen pixels can change."
The iPad X-factor?
While this would still be a massive surprise, it could well be the X-factor that many Apple fans are hoping for amid reports that the iPad 3/ iPad HD will only see a modest upgrade.
We'll find out at 6pm UK time tomorrow when the event kicks off in San Francisco.