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  • iPad 2 Mockup Images Coming Out of China

    The iPad was released only nine months ago and already anticipation for the next version is at a fever pitch. A few mockup images have been floating around the internet for some time now, but these have mostly been from case manufactures. These images have only given us a few hints at what Apple is planning for the next version of the iPad. Of course, nothing is final until Steve releases a product to the world himself.

    New images coming out of China, at first were thought to be actual leaked photos of the iPad 2, but were soon discovered to be only mockup images instead. I’m surprised anyone thought they were anything other than mockups, because leaked images never look like they’ve been shot in a professional photo studio. These images represent what the next iPad may look like, given the information coming out of China from know Apple manufactures.

    Apple will reveal their plans for the iPad 2 in there own time, but they’re planning something big, judging by the vacation black-out dates Apple employees now face for the end of January and the beginning of February. The Verizon iPhone has been rumored for so long that I'll believe it when I see it. It is just as likely that Apple will preview the latest iPad during this time period as well.

    It’s been widely speculated that Apple will not be venturing into any new product categories during 2011. If true, then we know the next Apple Event will be for an updated product and not for something completely new.

    I for one always enjoy seeing slick mockup images. It’s always interesting to comparing these images to the actual product when they eventually do come out. Sometimes the mockups are actually pretty close to the final shipping product. Of course, sometimes these images are really out in left field.

    Source: Cult of Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Mockup Images Coming Out of China started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. LSZ33's Avatar
      LSZ33 -
      i'm liking the slimmer look. Hopefully it stays aluminum. Only time will tell. I think it might be time to unload my 1st gen iPad.
    1. jokerg7's Avatar
      jokerg7 -
      damn those look sick
      cant wait for the announcement!
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      The current iPad looks exactly like the iMac. The curved back and black apple logo look the same as the back of the iMac. I can see Apple putting design styles from another line of their products into the new iPad.
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by staterunner180 View Post
      I don't think the bezel around the screen will be the same size. I think the progression of design for the iPad will be quite similar to the iPod. 1st gen is kind of square, and doesn't have as many features as you would except. Then 2nd and 3rd generations are much sleeker, along with a SLIMMER BEZEL. Then by the time the 4th gen rolls around the design is downright sexy, wil basically nothing around the edges of the screen. The only different might be that the bezel is a continuous width all the way around, not small on the sides and wider on the top and bottom like the iPod and iPhone.
      If the bezel was slimmer, wouldn't they have to resize all the apps due to the screen real estate getting bigger?

      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      Umm... plugging in peripherals, such as a video camera, USB drive, etc. It is almost impossible to argue that this all wouldn't be useful. The limiting factor is the OS here. We can ask for a change on that, but of course it won't happen.
      You said it perfect. The OS is too limited. This is why I was hoping it ran OSX.
    1. NessLookAlike's Avatar
      NessLookAlike -
      Quote Originally Posted by ty22 View Post
      If the bezel was slimmer, wouldn't they have to resize all the apps due to the screen real estate getting bigger?
      Same size screen, thinner bezel. Here's hoping for an upgrade to screen quality somehow. I hate seeing pixels.
    1. bignighttrain's Avatar
      bignighttrain -
      Can't wait
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      This waiting is killing me, i didnt get the iPad because i knew that a better one was coming, and i just sold my iPhone 4 because of the same reason, but it insane my anxiety with out my i device.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Time to "hackintosh" my iPad. Lion here I come.
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      iLike it.. getting wifi version to thether it to my iphone 4 with my unlimited data
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      ahah iPhone clone, called iClone, now iPad clone. Chinese are on top of it. Now am wondering if Apple files a law suit against those that Infringement Apple patents never heard anything about it before for cloning iPhone. If this happened in the US that company would be in whole lot of deep sh***
    1. indyracer05's Avatar
      indyracer05 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GellBrake'rrrr View Post
      As much as I'd love for the second Gen iPad to have a USB port(like rumored), I HIGHLY doubt it will have one. Thats really one thing about the iPad that riddles me..... Why wouldn't they have one???

      Let the answers begin my fellow mmi people, cuz I really /do/
      want to know.

      Give me your thoughts.......
      Well I can tell u it is probably somehow related to MOnEY! cuz that's what Apple is all about
    1. iSteed's Avatar
      iSteed -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      If there was one upgrade and only one upgrade, I would hope for a retina display. That would be sick.
      I totally agree with this. I can't imagine how good a screen that size with the display of the iPhone 4 would look. I would have to be first in line...lol. Honestly tho... If you compare the the current LCD on the iPad to just about any laptop the iPads screen looks way better.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by indyracer05 View Post
      Well I can tell u it is probably somehow related to MOnEY! cuz that's what Apple is all about
      "MOnEY" is what every company is about.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      No USB port?
    1. XavierAlucard's Avatar
      XavierAlucard -
      I'm waiting to see the:

      Cisco Cius
    1. Deth chez's Avatar
      Deth chez -
      Quote Originally Posted by Westerman View Post
      I am digging the new pics
      They do look pretty cool but I never liked how the iPhone 4 is flat and now the iPad is too!!! I dunno it kinda sucks
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Im not sure about the speaker but I would expect the iPad 2 to look damn close to this
      thats what i am thinking, this has the looks of what was said it might look like with the flat back on it. the speaker seems off to me, not sure that they would have it curve around the casing like that. Cant wait though, definitely going to preorder one
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Oh yea, I cant wait for preorder!