Why the iPad 2 Will Have Two Cameras

Reports surrounding dual camera placement on the iPad 2 have reached a fever pitch. What's clear is that Apple must significantly upgrade the iPad hardware to retain its leading position in the tablet market. Evidence is mounting that front and rear-facing cameras will be integrated into the next-generation device.

Apple iPad 2 Accessory case camera

Several designs for iPad 2 cases have been spotted on Chinese websites. Whether these reflect the final design of iPad 2 remains to be seen, however they include a camera hole in the back of the case. There's also an unexplained gap in the lower right of the case, which some have speculated will accommodate a larger speaker or even an SD card.

Retina Display on iPad 2 Not Likely

Many iPad fans are expecting several hardware upgrades on a next-generation iPad in the spring. Everything from a front facing camera with FaceTime to carbon fiber construction has been discussed, but nobody really knows exactly what Apple has up its sleeve. What's clear is that adding a Retina display to the iPad would be much more difficult than it seems.

Thanks to some calculations by Ryan Block, we can see that a 9.7 inch iPad Retina display would exceed the capabilities of current mobile device technology.

iPad 2 Next Generation Hardware Coming April 2011?

A long list of souped-up features could be on its way to the next generation iPad. Analysts are now expecting the device to be released between March and April 2011 with a bevy of new hardware and improvements. Top on the list are a slimmer profile and lighter weight. One way Apple may be considering dramatically reducing the weight in an iPad 2: a carbon fiber body.

Apple iPad 2 carbon fiber back

A patent has been revealed that shows Apple's take on a carbon fiber (CFRP) tablet construction. This would not only dramatically reduce weight, but by replacing aluminum in the current model it could improve Wi-Fi and 3G reception. Currently, plastic windows in the metal back making up the Apple logo and at the top of the iPad 3G are required for antennas.

iPad Probably Coming to a Target Near You

File this one in the likely but not confirmed category. Photos of a Target retail PDA were sent to Engadget, showing new items purportedly for sale starting on October 3. The items are classified under "Digital Audio," which is the same category as iPods and e-readers like the Amazon Kindle.

Apple iPad Retail Sales at Target

PCWorld: New, Smaller 'iPad 2' by Christmas 2010

PC World is reporting today that a second Taiwanese source has confirmed the existence of a 7-inch iPad under production or due to begin production in Taiwan. PC World sites Taiwan's Chinese-language Economic Daily News financial newspaper as the source of the report and notes that the Economic Daily News is regarded as one of the first sources to confirm the existence of the iPad, while other outlets were reporting that Apple was instead developing a netbook.

7-inch iPad 2 by Christmas 2010

iPad Release Date March 26th "Rumored"

Just one day after one analyst with a poor track record initiated grumblings about iPad production issues leading to supply shortages, a number of outlets are reporting rumors about the iPad release date. Countless blogs and news sites have been reporting "leaked information" that suggests the iPad is coming to stores on March 26th.

apple ipad release date info

The most surprising thing about this "revelation" is why it is causing such a stir. March 26th simply lines up with the original release Steve Jobs indicated during the iPad announcement and is the iPad release date that we here at The iPad Guide along with

Will the iPad Launch Be Delayed?

Anyone experienced with following the buzz surrounding most gadgets, and especially Apple gadgets knows that analyst predictions often drum up a lot of attention. More often than not, these analyst predictions turn out to be off-base, but from time to time they're accurate. The latest analyst prediction from Canaccord Adam's Peter Misek warns investors that the upcoming launch/release of the Apple iPad may be limited to the US or possibly delayed up to a month.

hon hai precision line worker

In a letter written to investors issued Monday, Misek wrote "the upcoming iPad launch may be somewhat limited as a manufacturing bottleneck has impacted production of Apple's newest device. An unspecified production problem at the iPad's manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision, will likely limit the launch region to the US and the number of units available to roughly

Hulu Abandoning Flash for the iPad?

A new rumor, circulated this week, suggests that Hulu is actively developing a solution to bring a compatible version of the second largest video outlet on the web to the iPad. The current version of the Hulu website is not iPad compatible, due to the lack of Flash support. Hulu uses Flash to deliver its video content to viewers.

hulu coming to the ipad?

An inside source has purported that Hulu is already moving forward on plans to bring Hulu to the iPad, and while unsubstantiated, the claim makes a reasonable amount of sense. One one hand, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has called for a strong focus on moving into mobile. On another hand, although Hulu uses Flash to deliver their video content, the shows and movies that Hulu offers viewers is actually already encoded in

Engadget Scorecard Compares iPad Rumor vs. Reality

As you're all well too familiar, the leadup to the announcement of the iPad was wrought with rumor after rumor of what exactly the iPad was going to bring to the table.

As a recent post on Engadget points out, these rumors evidently go back to 2002. Of all the prognosticators and soothsayers, of all the "inside sources" and leaks, no one got it quite right, which is no surprise as Apple has gotten quite good at keeping secrets over the years.

The most accurate predictions about the iPad



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