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