Hack spies 'iPad 2' at mag launch
A gadget that may be the next iPad was seen at the launch of decorative, coffee table-friendly newsmagazine The Daily yesterday.
According to the Reuters reporter who spotted the tablet, the only thing he or she could say that was different from the current model was "a front-facing camera at the top edge of the glass screen".
It's now more than 12 months since Apple announced the original iPad, at a special event on 27 January 2010. The company traditionally updates products annually, so an iPad 2 announcement is expected at any moment. Especially with a heap of competition coming soon.
Apple exec Eddy Cue said the company would shortly make an announcement about in-app subscriptions and the like. Two birds with one stone, you think? ®
"Man sees something, might be something new". Better suited to the Mash methinks.
I have an iPad it's ok but crippled by being locked and no flash. I gonna buy me an android tablet zoom or one of the others. I make this choice, I love my mac pro, not over the moon about iPhone 4 prefer my nexus one. I'm not a fan boy I have feet in both camps and think iPad will struggle against the onslaught. from android.
...you dared to suggest Apple were the yardstick.
That's too close to fanboi-ism for droidbois, so downvotes ahead for you...oh wait, you've got one already. Wasn't me, honest!
What...I've been downvoted too? Yay...prediction number 2 is proven correct!
Written on my non-tablet.
The problem is that the iPad is news
However you look at it the iPad is the yardstick against which all other slabs will be measured.
A new iPad will change the measurement - your spiffy soon-to-be-released droid slab may stack up favourably against the current model of iPad but as soon as Apple release the next gen iPad the alternatives may not look as good.
Apple are predictable, incredibly so. It is a fair bet that the iPhone5 (or 4GS or whatever it gets called) will be announced early summer and released shortly afterwards - as has happened with iPhones for the last few years. Smart money says a new iPad is imminent and logic dictates that it will be announced and released before the next iPhone - which means any time now.
In short, the reading public will fall into 4 categories:
(1) those who don't care about tablets
(2) those that want a tablet and would only consider Apple
(3) those that want a tablet but hate Apple
(4) those that want a tablet and are still open minded.
Only those in category (1) aren't at least slightly interested in iPad 2 information. And those people would not likely read or comment on this article.
Where's the pictures?
Room full of reporters yet no pictures, as said by BorkedAgain slow news day.