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  • Rumor Watch: iPad 2 Carbon Fiber Body Suspected But Not Confirmed


    A runaway rumor being taken as reality by some today is that the iPad 2 will sport a carbon fiber body shell instead of an aluminum encasing in an effort by Apple to make the tablet lighter and sleeker. But as John Gruber of Daring Fireball cautions, there is no concrete evidence to chalk this feature up as a given in the same way we can assuredly expect a front-facing camera for FaceTime chats on the 2nd-gen iPad.

    John Gruber only mentioned in a footnote - yes, in a footnote - that he is “half-sure” about the iPad 2 getting a carbon fiber shell, a persistent suspicion that has lingered practically since the iPad was released one year ago. The actual blog post that started the carbon fiber discussion wasn't even about the removal of the iPad's aluminum shell. Rather, Gruber was aiming to address Engadget's report about there being no retina display on the iPad 2.

    In speaking one set of iPad 2 rumors, it appears that another sprouted new legs. But as my MMi colleague Matt Savoca noted in his interesting iPad 2 rumor roundup last night, we're only one week away from being able to reconcile the rumors surrounding the iPad 2 with the actual reality of the tablet's refreshed features. Then, hopefully, we may all get a few days of respite before the iPad 3 speculation can begin in earnest

    Source: Daring Fireball
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Rumor Watch: iPad 2 Carbon Fiber Body Suspected But Not Confirmed started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. kewty01's Avatar
      kewty01 -
      we will find out on 3/2
    1. aidanski's Avatar
      aidanski -
      With all these rumors which are supposed to be 'true' about the second generation iPad: the damn thing will cost >$1000
    1. matrixhunter's Avatar
      matrixhunter -
      If apple doesnt put 1ghz dual core processors like the motorola tablet they will be staring at my middle finger
    1. iCR4C's Avatar
      iCR4C -
      Oo sounds nice but it would be sweet if they gave the consumer a choice on which casing they want.


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    1. kuhndsn's Avatar
      kuhndsn -
      Does the singer Cameo own this website?

      Rumors, bla bla bla and a big MEH...


      It has been rumored that; John Doe’s cousin overheard someone talking on a iPhone to a friend that dated a girl whose brother new a guy with computer experience who read a spam message sent from a site that has an e-mail address from an apple employee. And figured that it was 50% likely that the iPad 2 will have a case made from liquid metal imported from the planet Krypton, purchased by Apple and made in China, then sold in America. Now the person isn’t >50% sure this might be so since they are not = to 100% and only slightly < 50% sure. But it is plausible since the rumor comes from a source that is known. The Apple employee with the e-mail address [email protected] in the spam site cannot be located to confirm this rumor, since the plausibility of the address being fake is 50/50. In summery, your guess is as good as mine. Which is no more than 50% sure and no less than 50% unsure.

      REALLY?!?!

      "look at all these rumors, surround me everyday....." CAMEO
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      People actually care what Gruber has to say!?!?!?!
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      Firstly, I will be glad for iPad 2 and rumors to rest literally.


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    1. Evilsaint's Avatar
      Evilsaint -
      Every day theres a new rumor and the very next another
      One that contradicts the previous. From
      Wt I gather it will probably have a Dual core processor and 512mb of ram with a front facing camera(which I'll barely use) and a thinner and lighter design. Wel ll just have to wait.
    1. Striknine's Avatar
      Striknine -
      Quote Originally Posted by iAppleHack View Post
      Yes, it's gonna be awesome. I'm defiantly getting it.
      Funny how your getting it and you don't even know what it is yet. Sad but its great for apple that their customers blindly buy their products without even knowing what features it has.



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    1. iAppleHack's Avatar
      iAppleHack -
      Quote Originally Posted by Striknine View Post
      Funny how your getting it and you don't even know what it is yet. Sad but its great for apple that their customers blindly buy their products without even knowing what features it has.



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      Yes I do not know why features it will sport, but I'm pretty sure that it well be pretty cool with whatever Apple puts on it. So I'll get it why not, I mean if worst comes to worst I can return it.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by saunupe1911 View Post
      ...What's next? Bulletproof glass?...
      LOL!!! Awesome! ;-)
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      The back bezel that we have seen in las past months its ugly, if a carbon fiber ones its to release, definetly all get it
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Fanboys wish, lol
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by pkmaximum View Post
      How does half sure really mean anything in the end? That's a probability of 100% to being right. It's like saying "I'm half sure that if I flip a penny it will land heads."
      Either way it's the same thing just rewording it.

      And carbon fiber back would be awesome