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  • Five iPad 2 Features 'Leaked' in New Report



    While millions of holiday shoppers look for the best deals of the year on "Black Friday" today, many prospective iPad buyers have decided to hold off on their first generation tablet on the heels of more reports indicating that the iPad 2 will reach consumers in spring 2011 with a slate of sweet new features. This morning, DigiTimes (citing a report from the Chinese-language Economy Daily News) reveals that sources have "leaked" five new features of the new iPad 2.
    • Video phone
    • New display technology (Retina Display?)
    • 3-axis gyroscope (for gaming enhancements)
    • Better mobility
    • USB

    One of the most exciting potential developments would be the addition of a front facing to the iPad 2, bringing the full FaceTime experience to tablet users. Such a move would be "expected to benefit Apple iPad's webcam suppliers," DigiTimes reports. Additionally, the best we can tell is that the reference to "better mobility" suggests a sleeker, more slender model, likely sporting thinner glass, as the report notes. This development would be aided by the infusion of Apple's "Retina Display" technology, which would give the iPad viewing experience the same wow factor of the iPhone 4.

    Needless to say, there's nothing overtly shocking about these predicted new features of the second generation iPad. But, until now, we haven't been afforded the opportunity to hear directly from credible sources and media outlets that the added attributes we would expect and desire in a new iPad are actually on tap for the next tablet. Some, of course - especially those who already own an iPad - are hoping for "more," as it will likely take a substantial slate of new bells and whistles to convince a relatively new iPad owner to once against drop somewhere between $500 and $1000 for a second generation iPad within the next few months.

    DigiTimes
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Five iPad 2 Features 'Leaked' in New Report started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. XXX's Avatar
      XXX -
      there is NO WAY it will have USB. Jobs hates USB ports, it takes away from the market they own for devices strictly using the dock connector. Why would he let others take money away from him.

      On a side note, I heard verizon is getting the iPhone come Jan.

      HAHAHAHAHA
    1. elite_jounin's Avatar
      elite_jounin -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Go and do the math for a retina display on the iPad. It's not as simple as on the iphone where they just doubled the number of pixels in each direction. In order to attain the 326ppi "required" to be "retina display," the screen dimensions would have to be ridiculous, more pixels than even most full size computer screens. Combine that with the fact that production cost is not a linear increase as the size increases. Larger screens cost much more to produce as theres a higher number of reject screens due to flaws.

      I would be absolutely shocked if they put an actual "retina" display on the ipad. Mind you, this is all under the assumption that they don't reduce the screen size.

      I'm not saying it's going to be easy, however I think most of you are forgetting apple's " WOW FACTOR ", It's what separates them from the rest. And you honestly think they haven't been working on a retina display for the iPad since BEFORE the iPhone4 dropped???.... now you have me "absolutely shocked".
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      Quote Originally Posted by XXX View Post
      there is NO WAY it will have USB. Jobs hates USB ports, it takes away from the market they own for devices strictly using the dock connector. Why would he let others take money away from him.

      On a side note, I heard verizon is getting the iPhone come Jan.

      HAHAHAHAHA
      Apple tv has a USB port....the old one and new
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by elite_jounin View Post
      I'm not saying it's going to be easy, however I think most of you are forgetting apple's " WOW FACTOR ", It's what separates them from the rest. And you honestly think they haven't been working on a retina display for the iPad since BEFORE the iPhone4 dropped???.... now you have me "absolutely shocked".
      Will it have a higher resolution display than the first gen? Absolutely. However, there is a monstrous gap between the current resolution and 326ppi.

      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. bobright's Avatar
      bobright -
      Great hurry up and come out so I can pick up a cheap 1st gen on craigslist...I don't care about any of these new features simply want it for browsing online while sitting on my couch hehe