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  • Digg Founder Sparks iPad 2 Speculation


    Even on the heels of one longstanding rumor (the Verizon iPhone) finally resulting in reality - at least as of next Tuesday's formal announcement - the rumor mill proves incapable of rest. This weekend, Digg founder and widely read tech guru/blogger Kevin Rose made it clear that tech journalists have it all wrong with regard to the second-generation iPad. According to Rose, we won't have to wait until spring for a glimpse of the iPad 2.

    I have it on good authority that Apple will be announcing the iPad 2 in the next "3-4 weeks", possibly Tuesday February 1st. The iPad 2 will feature a retina display and front/back cameras.
    Shortly after Rose's initial prediction on Friday, he tempered his comments in a subsequent post - although not about the iPad 2's supposed arrival date. Instead, Rose backed away from claims that the iPad 2 will sport the same "Retina" display native to the current generation iPhone 4. Rather, the new iPad will simply deliver a higher resolution display than what the current model boasts.

    While Rose's words are being widely taken with a full shaker of salt let alone a single grain of it, a recent flurry of iPad 2 case leaks and physical iPad 2 prototypes/mockups (see above image) make an iPad 2 arrival certainly seem to be forthcoming. Rose's claims, however, suggest the new iPad's arrival is more imminent than simply forthcoming. And although Rose's past record of predicting Apple events/products has been accurate about half the time, recent reports from a broad variety of credible sources indicate that Apple has resumed blocking out vacation days for a three-week time frame beginning in late January, right around the time Rose claims the iPad 2 will be revealed.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Digg Founder Sparks iPad 2 Speculation started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. l0k0's Avatar
      l0k0 -
      I would keep the 1st gen Ipad. Because its pwned FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by mrrippey View Post
      Wouldn't a higher resolution mean the games / apps would look bad (just like what happened now)?

      I'll wait to see what happens. Most likely prices stay the same but capacity doubles and cameras front and rear. Maybe a slightly better screen but not retina.

      Rippey
      I think it will have a retina
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      I really want the new ipad 2 to have the following:

      2 cameras one in front one in back HD
      sd card slot or usb or both
      faster!
      better!
      lighter!
      and all with the same battery life or if possible with more battery life but dont know why thats needed.

      oh and retina display, cant forget about dat!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Apple better hurry up with the iPad 2, because from what I saw @ CES there are a feast of tablets coming out, and as of right now the Motorola Xoom looks more impressive.
      I hope they don't hurry up, I want to make sure thats it's right the first time

      Should they not call it a retina display then, would retina mean 326 ppi since that's what it is on the iPhone. I would interpret retina as this, they should call It a hi res screen or something