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  • PC World: iPad 2 to Launch Before End of 2010



    PC World is reporting that Apple may release a new iPad in December. According to the report, Apple is tinkering with a new tablet that sports a 7-inch touchscreen (a mini-iPad, so to speak) and may roll out before the end of 2010. The source of the report is the Economic Daily News, major Chinese-language Taiwanese newspaper. This news comes on the heels of a source code discovery deep within iOS 4 that not only references a CDMA iPhone but also the next iPad.

    It should be mentioned, however, that this is the publication that first reported the iPad's definitive existence while many others still regarded the "Apple tablet" to be a mythical device that would likely not manifest any time soon. With some degree of credibility in tact, the publication follows last week's Digitimes report indicating that Taiwanese companies have already begun assembling the forthcoming 7-inch iPad.

    The Economic Daily piece references a number of Taiwanese companies that have secured "component contracts" for the device presently - and unofficially dubbed - iPad 2. Chimei Innolux will supply 7-inch LCD screens, notes the report, which utilizes the same in-plane switching technology of the first generation iPad. Meanwhile, touchscreen technology for the screens will be from Cando Corporation. Compal Electronics will assemble the new, smaller iPads.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: PC World: iPad 2 to Launch Before End of 2010 started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PanayiotisN View Post
      Why aren't they fixing iphone 4?
      I'm sure they have fixed the iPhone 4 antenna problem, I got mine on Friday last week and the "death grip" doesn't affect my signal at all whereas my friend who got his iPhone 4 on launch day has the death grip issue and we're both on O2-UK. Apple demo units have the antenna problem aswell, mines doesn't
      So I can only presume Apple have fixed it and there were confirmations from other people before aswell so...
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      I love the iPad just the size it is.... I take mine every where I go... as for a smaller one? Well Apple might make a smaller one but I doubt it. I think they will concentrate on making the iPad better and better...
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      ^ I agree, the size is great. If they're gonna make a smaller one they will definatly keep this size
      Quote Originally Posted by MetallicaFan1991 View Post
      I'm sure they have fixed the iPhone 4 antenna problem, I got mine on Friday last week and the "death grip" doesn't affect my signal at all whereas my friend who got his iPhone 4 on launch day has the death grip issue and we're both on O2-UK. Apple demo units have the antenna problem aswell, mines doesn't
      So I can only presume Apple have fixed it and there were confirmations from other people before aswell so...
      I actually don't think they have fixed it yet. In Canada we have huge shortages and many newspapers are reporting that this is because apple is slowing production as they fix the problem, but you never know
    1. Donald Trumps Hair's Avatar
      Donald Trumps Hair -
      When the first iPad came out I actually thought it might be a little too small. After playing around with iPads and some 7" tablets, I REALLY hope they do the 7" iPad. For my purposes, the big one is just too big and cumbersome. I was on a flight with a co-worker not too long ago and watching him fumble with his iPad trying to watch a movie was comedy.
    1. Meglomaniac's Avatar
      Meglomaniac -
      all sounds like bull to me.
      a smaller ipad ? get a ipod...

      a front facing camera for maybe future possibility of facetime on the ipad would be my first pick they are going for on a new ipad.
      and a new ipad so soon while it either just launched in some countries or still even need to be released.

      I think we will not see a new ipad anytime soon and certainly not a smaller one.
      The next one will probbly be like almost any i device same size newer features more and faster possibilities.
      and maybe thinner and lighter if possible.
    1. quidam_brujah's Avatar
      quidam_brujah -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      Why make it smaller and mess with battery life? If you want something that weights less just wait. I am sure Apple will try to give the second gen iPad a little less junk in the trunk.
      http://guide-images.ifixit.net/igi/j...oGMfcUka.large
      7" isn't beyond the realm of possibility without changing the battery. Smaller display should use less juice so you would get more battery life.


      Quote Originally Posted by 6309phone View Post
      What I want is a larger iPad, not a smaller one!!!! I want the display to be the same size as a letter sized page.
      I second that motion! But Euro-folks might want something A4 sized
      I don't know who thinks something 7" is better for reading because that seems to small for me. If the iPad were bigger, I'd have teh perfect eNewspaper reader (I still think something like PressReader is going to save the newspaper industry.)


      Quote Originally Posted by westerman View Post
      I think Ipads are the worst investment ever might as well get a Mac or if u want something like the iPad with more feature get the iphone lol
      Au contraire: the iPad is large enough in format to enjoy multimedia yet not so large as to affect its portability; casual web browsing is enjoyable as compared to something smaller like an iPhone and again not bulky like a laptop and more visual real estate than a netbook. A majority of 'connected' activity is predominantly 'output' oriented and if you need a keyboard, BT is there. I can take my iPad and keyboard on the road and do most of my work from that. It's not the perfect portable, but it's shaved about 30% utilization off my laptop, desktop and even iPhone use. When we get stuck in a line somewhere, the iPad comes outta my wife's purse and the entertainment begins.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Im still gonna wait for the one with a Front/Rear Camera's and of course retina display.
    1. DeeZel's Avatar
      DeeZel -
      Perfect size for my car
    1. Pizentu's Avatar
      Pizentu -
      I bought a mini iPad 2 years ago. It is called an iPod.
    1. Adw1's Avatar
      Adw1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thetjshow View Post
      mini ipad??? why??

    1. hopethemodworx's Avatar
      hopethemodworx -
      I highly doubt the Ipad 2 will be a huge step forward. I'm waiting for the Blackberry Tablet which has a better processor and screen with real HD video playback. The cameras are nice too. Altogether, it looks a lot better than the over rated Ipad. Apple needs to get with Flash!
    1. ash2830's Avatar
      ash2830 -
      I guess Apple is possibly trying to compete with the upcoming Blackberry Playbook? Same 7in screen?
      Plus there was rumor the iPad mini looks like an over sized iPhone 4.