Summary Box: Modest upgrades expected for new iPad

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COMING UP: Apple is expected to reveal a new iPad model on Wednesday, with a sharper screen and perhaps an option for faster wireless broadband.

IN CONTEXT: The upgrades are relatively minor, but the iPad is secure in its position as the king of tablets. No matter what the new features are, analysts expect the new iPad to be a success, riding on the popularity of the previous models, as well as pent-up demand from consumers who have been waiting for the new model.

THE VENUE: Apple has an event scheduled in San Francisco on Wednesday.