The Wall Street Journal is
reporting that a new version of Apple's iPad -- one with a faster
processor and at least a front-facing camera -- is now being manufactured.
reports of improved resolution, the unnamed sources in the WSJ report
fail to corroborate that rumor, saying that the new iPad will have a resolution
similar to its first-generation cohort. "People familiar with the
situation said Apple has had trouble improving the display technology, in part
because of the iPad screen's larger size compared with the iPhone," WSJ reports.
the new device is allegedly lighter and thinner than the current iPad, will
boast more memory, a more powerful GPU, and will sport at least a front-facing
camera for video conferencing.
debut in last April, the iPad has reportedly
moved 14.8 million units. The iPad 2 is expected to launch in the next
few months, and will be available from both Verizon and AT&T at roughly the
same price as the current model. Analysts Piper Jaffray & Co. predict
Apple will move 27 million iPads this year, while others predict a number as
high as 35 million units.
firm IHS iSuppli believes that the iPad's market share could decline to less
than 50% of the tablet market that by 2013.
quote: I and others just don't like how simple minded people are when they fall for the marketing tricks of Jobs and co.
quote: If a tablet isn't meant to replace a laptop and a laptop isn't meant to replace a desktop then you basically have 4 devices to do almost the exact same things:
quote: That just doesn't make sense to me.
quote: The iPad isn't a good product for most people.
quote: And to be honest, it is great to have another option. I and others just don't like how simple minded people are when they fall for the marketing tricks of Jobs and co.
quote: The simpler solution is that Apple saw an opportunity and went for it
quote: Why do people leave these things off of their quotes?
quote: I was addressing the fad.
quote: And yes people who follow a fad are simple minded (with respect to that fad. They might be geniuses regarding other things).
quote: This is Apple saying that blue is the new black and nearly nothing more.
quote: If HP, MS, Sony or anyone else would've done the same exact thing (even with a real OS on it), it would be a different story.
quote: People in the market for a bike are not the same people in the market for a truck.
quote: so you're really expecting us to believe that there is a clamor on out there for bicycles?
quote: They were the first entry to the market with a built-in army of zombie consumers who mindlessly do whatever they're told to.