this one squarely in the rumor column: anonymous Chinese sources have
leaked a few secret details of the next-generation iPad to a Japanese
blog, Engadget reports.
the following specs are unconfirmed, but here is what the blog, Mac
Otakara, alleges: the
next-generation iPad will have the same 9.7-inch display, a flattened
back, and a bezel width 3-mm smaller than the current device. There
is also a "wide-range speaker" covered with "metal
mesh" (see picture). The iPad 2 is said to measure 239 x
186 mm, slightly smaller than the current iPad's 242.8 x 189.7 mm
for cameras, the source could not confirm the existence of dual
cameras. However, previous
reports strongly suggest the next iPad will sport a
front-facing camera for FaceTime, as well as a rear-facing one for
higher resolution photos.
to the source, production on the new iPad has begun and it should
begin shipping from factories "between mid to end of January."
If that's the case, we'll certainly be hearing more about the
follow-up to the
hugely successful tablet from Apple very soon.
quote: we'll certainly be hearing more about the follow-up to the hugely successful tablet from Apple very soon
quote: Everyone knows that the iPad will be an epic fail and never catch on
quote: Some of you sad little guys are so pathetic it's embarrassing. So consumed with your Apple hate and dare I say a little envy for the people who buy, or can afford to buy, their kit, without having to worry about it? Else why would you care?
quote: not shackled to itunesnot shackled to apple store approval process
quote: everybody calls me Moses.