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