iPad 2: New Screen W/ Retina Display, 2 Cams & USB Port?

| November 26, 2010 | Reply

With all the success of the original iPad, Apple knows exactly what they have to do to make the 2nd edition better.  The latest rumors circulating are that the iPad 2 will have some sort of better screen with more advanced touch technology, a rear camera as well as a front-facing camera which would support FaceTime and possibly a USB port.  The reports coming in are suggesting that the iPad 2 will be released sometime early in the first quarter of 2011 but nothing has yet been confirmed.  To this point it is still all speculation but it would make sense in our opinion for Apple to throw in the front and rear cams seeing other Tablets coming out with them, not to mention the popularity of FaceTime.  Check back here for more details as they become available and be sure to drop us a comment with your iPad 2 wants and needs.

New rumors are swirling about the iPad 2, and they’re a bit of a grab bag. The source is the same Economic Daily News paper that made one of the early calls on the first iPad, but also the one that reported in August that there was a 7-inch display being sourced for the iPad’s sequel (which Steve Jobs seems to differ with). The new report says that the next iPad will be out in Q1 2011, will have dual cameras, a new display with new touch tech, and a USB port for working with third party devices.

From our own information we know there were actually some last minute revisions on the first iPad that ended up killing the camera and nixing an extra dock connector, so the camera(s) seem a particularly natural “addition” for the iPad 2. We’ve also heard that a revised screen is happening, though it’s unclear if this will be a “Retina Display” or something more minor. On the USB plug front, which could mark a sort of adolescent transition of the iPad into “computer,” our source says it’s, sadly, very unlikely. We’re particularly interested in this mention of a new touchscreen technology from the EDN rumor (perhaps stylus support or pressure sensitivity?) but we don’t have anything else to go on there. Overall, it’s still hard to tell if the next iPad will be a small update or something more splashy, but it’s certainly going to be something.

Source:  Engadget

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