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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.

    PC World
    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. thetjshow's Avatar
      thetjshow -
      mini ipad??? why??

    1. mudrock1000's Avatar
      mudrock1000 -
      Hey guys I have an idea! you know that big ol' ipod touch we blew up? Lets make it 7 inches and change nothing! After that, we could make a ipad with a 3.5 inch screen and call it the ipad micro!
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      Bring on the jokes about a Mini and (existing) Maxi pad.
    1. iphone4idiots's Avatar
      iphone4idiots -
      Seems like a terrible idea to me but Apple knows how to make money. Looks like they are holding off on the front facing camera on the iPad for at least another 10 months. Then they pump Facetime on the iPad and get everyone to upgrade. It's really annoying.
    1. JerseyScottie's Avatar
      JerseyScottie -
      The mini iPad otherwise known as an iPod touch.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      iPad 2? What a creative name. They could at least add a letter so it the ipad 2s
    1. defdad's Avatar
      defdad -
      I looked at buying an iPad when they came out but felt it was just a little too big. 7" screen may work better for me. We'll see in December (maybe).
    1. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      I hope this is true! I already bought one, and I love it. But maybe the 2nd gen will be better for all of us. They were kinda taking a chance with the 1st gen, so hopefully they make this second one perfect!
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      hmmm wonder what the price on this will be
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      So now we need a device between the iPad and an iPod touch? Seriously this is BS. And guess what, all the apple fanboys will buy that crap. I'll stick with my iPhone 4 that fits in my pocket and does everything AND MORE than the other touch screen devices.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      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.
    1. hoqts's Avatar
      hoqts -
      thats nice. I just got a ipad less than 2 weeks and now new one is coming out
    1. Pitbull2o08's Avatar
      Pitbull2o08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hoqts View Post
      thats nice. I just got a ipad less than 2 weeks and now new one is coming out
      this is why i keep saying, never buy the first generation of ANYTHING!
    1. Arabprince's Avatar
      Arabprince -
      Quote Originally Posted by Disneyricky View Post
      I hope this is true! I already bought one, and I love it. But maybe the 2nd gen will be better for all of us. They were kinda taking a chance with the 1st gen, so hopefully they make this second one perfect!
      They redid the iPhone 3 other times and look how the last one came out
    1. JayEmTee's Avatar
      JayEmTee -
      I wonder how much it would cost...
    1. hollow0's Avatar
      hollow0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mudrock1000 View Post
      Hey guys I have an idea! you know that big ol' ipod touch we blew up? Lets make it 7 inches and change nothing! After that, we could make a ipad with a 3.5 inch screen and call it the ipad micro!
      lol! I don't believe this story at all. It makes no sense what so ever. I think the current size should stay as it is.
    1. texan's Avatar
      texan -
      Mini-iPad?? Would that just make it an iPhone?
    1. havoc0351's Avatar
      havoc0351 -
      Quote Originally Posted by texan View Post
      Mini-iPad?? Would that just make it an iPhone?
      No it would make it an iPod Touch. The iPhone can make phone calls...

      Useless!!!
    1. shadowfoxmi's Avatar
      shadowfoxmi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Pitbull2o08 View Post
      this is why i keep saying, never buy the first generation of ANYTHING!
      this is why i keep saying, never buy the first generation of iANYTHING!


      There, I fixed it for you.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Not gonna happen.
      Next iPad revision will come out a year after the U.S launch of the first gen iPad.....and still be gimped....fact.
      Also, I wouldn't trust PC World in a million years as a trustworthy source, let alone have accurate rumors.