iPad TWO: What, already?
Son of Fondleslab production pre-happening, says someone
The Wall Street Journal reckons production of the iPad 2 is already ramping up, concurring with the majority of rumours surrounding the device.
The iPad 2 will, according to those stalwart "people familiar with the matter", be thinner, faster and equipped for video calling. It will also apparently run across Verizon and AT&T networks in the USA, making the old iPad look decidedly primitive and frankly embarrassing.
That latter capability will mean almost nothing outside the USA, but means the iPad 2 is almost certainly using Qualcomm's Gobi communications chip that supports both GSM and CDMA networks which is already being used (with the GSM capability disconnected) in Apple's Verizon-friendly version of the iPhone 4. In America that's a big deal, but the rest of the world has ubiquitous GSM.
The Wall Street Journal also agrees with previous rumours that the iPad 2 won't have a significantly higher resolution screen, no retinal display for pads - which isn't very surprising as such a thing would drive up the cost quite a bit.
Thinner, faster, and a bit more expensive: photo from The Shaving Detective
What we still don't know is when the iPad 2 will appear on the shelves, how much it will cost or what functionality Apple is keeping back for the big bang launch. Stay tuned folks! ®
Who cares? No really.
I hate all this speculation crap. It's not 'news'. It's just pandering to the Apple hype machine. All news outlets should just shun any of this 'speculating' nonsense for real news. Apple laps this stuff up. It's just free advertsing for more of their junk. I bet it won't sport an SD card slot or any other connector except the usual proprietary connection either.
Please stop posting these worthless articles.
Why is there what appears to be a razor ad?
In the middle of the story?
So Apple finally caved and are putting a forward facing camera in the new one?
Well let me be the first to say DUH!!!
This form factor is perfect for video calling, they missed a trick with the first model. Unless of course it was part of the plan all along...
New iPad 2! Does all the shit you assumed the first one would do!
Nostrodamus eat your heart out
So the WSJ has predicted that a computer company will be bringing out a new and improved model to replace an old one? Wow! Impressive!
yes, where is the news?
"What we still don't know is when the iPad 2 will appear on the shelves, how much it will cost or what functionality Apple is keeping back for the big bang launch."
Translated: "iPad 2 is coming and we haven't got a fucking clue what the details are, except the iPad 2 is coming and we're just posting any old shit about Apple products to get page views and banner clicks."
In other words, you're posting speculation for the sake of posting speculation.
NIce journalistic integrity there...
Where is the news?