iPad 2 will have dual cameras, high res display, slimmer and lighter

Dec 10, 2010 - 4 Comments

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A new report from Reuters claims that iPad 2 will have front and rear facing cameras, in addition to a slimmer and lighter design that includes a higher resolution display. Citing several component suppliers, Reuters also notes that production of iPad 2 will ramp up in the first quarter of 2011, which might suggest a spring ship date.

The idea of the next iPad featuring FaceTime compatible cameras, a retina display, and being slimmer and lighter isn’t new or groundbreaking, these improvements have long been part of the speculative rumor mill. What I think is more interesting is the leaked iPad 2 cases show off various ports that have caused a wave of speculation in and of themselves. AppleInsider mentions one as “space for what could be an SD card slot.” I’ll have to disagree with AppleInsider here though, I am still convinced the port opening they refer to is for a revised speaker design and not an SD card slot.

If past Apple announcements are any future indicator, we might see the iPad 2 unveiled as early as January of 2011.

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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, Rumor

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  1. Dale Carnegie says:

    I understand the significance of Reuters publishing these details, but I don’t feel this is newsworthy. So iPad 2G will have three things everyone expected it to have, big deal? Who didn’t see this coming?

    Personally I am hoping Apple triples or quadruples space on the iPad. 16GB and 32GB is laughable, base model should be 64GB if you want any media storage at all, not to mention that apps are getting bigger and bigger. Doubling the memory would be nice too.

  2. 911 says:

    The thing i’m most hoping for, which seems sort of unlikely, is the higher resolution screen. its hard going back to something with a much lower pixel density after getting used to the iphone4 (yes, first world problems). but, with the iphone4, they straight up doubled the resolution so it made it a bit simpler for developers and compatibility.. I wouldn’t think there is even a 9.7″ screen that can display double the pixels of the current ipad.. I’m really curious about what resolution they would decide to go with.

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