The iPad (or should I call it the ‘iPad 1′ now?) was released on the April, 2010 and I can smell a new iPad in the air because Apple has always followed a distinctive pattern in their product release. Doubt in mind? Looks like I have to prove this to you! Ok, iPhone was first released on January 9, 2007. Then the second version of iPhone –The iPhone 3G was released on July 11, 2008 and then came the iPhone 3Gs on June 19, 2009 and finally came the iPhone 4 on June 24, 2010. So do you have any idea now? About the release date of iPad 2? I know you got it just like I did! I strongly believe that this will hit the market within Q1, 2011 and though we have news that it will hit the market this January or near the first week of February. But I will still say that if Apple follows their previous pattern then you will get the iPad 2 in the April of 2011.
Enough talking already on the release! So what are the changes Apple are bringing to their iPad 2? Will there be a big upgrade to its software only or there will be both hardware and software upgrade? Some news has been leaked about its specifications from very reliable sources. Take a look on its probable changes –
Cameras & Gyroscope- Apple intends to add the feature called the Facetime in the iPad 2 Meaning that it will have both front and back cameras on it. Several sources have supported this news leak. Apple also intends to incorporate the Gyroscope in the upcoming iPad 2, though it is not supported by many!
USB or MicroUSB? – Its heard that iPad 2 will have a USB port but I personally don t support that as Apple intends to remain wireless so why will they introduce USB port? But I will suppose that there will be a MicroUSB in it which will make it fit for the EU requirement on mobile device chargers.
Will There Be a SD Card Slot And Will It Support GSM Or Will It Be CDMA?- It may have a SD card slot as recent released photos of iPad case has come up with a port. Apple also intends to release a iPad that can be Global meaning that it will be capable of using both the GSM and CDMA networks.
Thinner iPad With Retina Display- I think we are looking towards a thinner iPad this time like the MacBook and there is a great possibility that it will have the Retina Display but I think they cango for a smaller display(may be 7 inch) this time like its competitors.
Faster Processor With More Memory- Speculators says that there may be a 2GHz processor . I also heard that the processor may be based on ARM’s Cortex A9, the 1GHz dual-core processor. iPhone 4 has memory of 512 MB and the iPad has only 256MB of memory. So there is a great chance of increasing the memory size by Apple since it may have the Facetime, Retina Display and Multitasking.
So Apple lovers keep your fingers crossed! As very soon you will have a new product that will again shook the market like it did every time Apple released their new products. Will it be a successful one? I personally don t doubt that!