iPad to lose weight, gain eye
Chinese already ramping up production
Next year's iPad will have a front facing camera, a higher-resolution screen and lose a bit of weight too, Chinese sources have been telling Reuters.
Factories are already ramping up for production of the new iPad, with a view to an early 2011 launch, which would fit Apple's usual schedule of product releases. Reuters reckons the usual manufacturers are already gearing up and will start spitting out the new, improved, fondle slabs next year.
None of the enhancements is particularly surprising, and neither is the schedule for launch, both of which lend credence to the report in a business that usually abounds with rumour and speculation. Reuters claims to have heard the details from multiple sources, though admits that the front-mounted camera detail comes from only one of them.
That source also claimed the new iPad will feature a higher resolution screen, and will be lighter and thinner too. Increasing the resolution risks fragmenting the iOS platform, and we'd be concerned that a thinner and lighter iPad will be vulnerable to snapping – but such fears have proved unfounded before.
The iPad is facing increased competition from Android-based alternatives, but nothing to really frighten Cupertino.
Next year will see the launch of RIM's PlayBook and the tablet-friendly version of Android, Gingerbread, so this time next year we should see some proper competition in the fondle-slab space. ®
Will people stop calling me f%%%%ing stupid for having bought an ipad ?
I bought it knowing exactly what it didnt do and it's FOR ME an awesome piece of kit. it does pretty much what I want ALL THE TIME FOR ME !!!
I dont give a toss if you dont want one, thats fine. I wanted one, I got one and FOR ME its really really good.
I wont be getting an ipad 2 as from what Ive read about its spec cos there's no deal breaker there for me to "upgrade". Ill stay happy with my ipad until it doesnt do what I want. Until then keep your pointless random and ignorant abuse to yourself.
You can keep it
Don't feel too bad for him, he still has his money :) whereas you have parted with it. Nobody is envious on this side, we just think it's crap and not worth the money.
Don't feel sorry. I'm still happy
I bought my iPad in June, and there's still nothing on the market that's significantly cheaper, with the same abilities. Yes I know there's a bunch of Android cheapies from China, for under £200 - but Android isn't a tablet OS yet, and the screens and batteries aren't all that hot anyway. The Toshibas break, and the Samsung is more expensive.
That's actually quite impressive. Any PC/smartphone/console would be expected to have dropped at least 20% in price in that timeframe. Either itself, or the competition. I'm sure Apple's margins have gone up over that timeframe, but the competition still hasn't caught up, so Apple's price can't be that much of a rip-off.
So I've had 6 month's use of my iPad, which weighs half what my old HP tablet did, and has 3 times the battery life. I might start to get an itchy credit card by the time Android 3 comes out, but that'll be nearly a year after I got the iPad.
By the looks of it, that'll only match what I've already got, so I guess my next tablet will be in 2 years. I can live with 2 years lifecycle, from a portable device costing the same as a modern smartphone.
If you didn't buy tech because something better and cheaper will be along in a year, then you'd still be on a Commodore 64 or perhaps Colossus...
I'm waiting for the one with the air-cooled CPU...
Hopefully called the FaniPad.
Eyes, meet screen.
The article was about the iPad, not the iPhone. Still, let's not let anything inconsequential like the subject of an article get in the way of your trolling.