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New pictures of Apple iPad 2 leak

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New pictures of Apple iPad 2 leak
Just a few days before the expected official introduction of the Apple iPad 2, some pictures of the tablet have leaked, showing off some of the new design and features. This coming Wednesday, as we have reported, Apple is supposed to introduce the iPad 2. As you can tell from these pictures, the sides of the new version seem to be more tapered. The side-by-side photo really tells the story of how Apple has flattened out the back of the new iPad while shrinking the total size of the device.

Assuming that the device is launched looking just like the pictures below, is everyone happy with the changes made by Apple to the design of the tablet?

Thanks, Peter!

source: iBlackBox (translated) via Ferra.ru (translated)

The Apple iPad 2 is smaller than the first model with a camera on the top upper left of the back

The Apple iPad 2 is smaller than the first model with a camera on the top upper left of the back

At the top of the device you can see what appears to be the front-facing camera

At the top of the device you can see what appears to be the front-facing camera

The Apple iPad 2 (L) appears to be smaller than the original model with a flatter back and more angular sides

The Apple iPad 2 (L) appears to be smaller than the original model with a flatter back and more angular sides

Note the speaker grille on the bottom left with the dock connector at the middle of the bottom

Note the speaker grille on the bottom left with the dock connector at the middle of the bottom

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posted on 26 Feb 2011, 19:54 13

1. pecemaloto (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

again, nothin special from apple, but surely it'll be widely spread and adored...

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 20:16 6

3. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

What do you mean nothing special? How can you tell if this is special or not just by seeing basically the shell of the device. I don't have an iPad and probably will never buy one, but it's so annoying reading all the criticism of a device that hasn't even been revealed yet. But then again, even if it comes with the ability to print out hundred dollar bills, most of you guys will still complain.

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 20:35 9

4. pecemaloto (Posts: 22; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

thats not a hate comment... + i based my comment on the preliminary specs found on engadget- a5 processor, same display 512ram and front camera...
Maybe may comment is not well timed and inappropriate now, but i do thing that apple has a magic way over people...
Apple has started a thing called fanboyism and it spreads all over, and is worst than aids...
Just go and see the wp7 fanboys
And me, well, i'm just born as a critic...

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 20:20

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 21186; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

512 mb of ram would b an upgrade from 256mb

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 20:43 2

28. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)

But its still far from being Awesome. Majority of Android tablets and dual core phones have 1gb+ so for Apple to come out with just 512 means its already behind the competition when its released.

The back of it is ugly IMO. For some reason silver is just so 2009 now.. Apple need an anodised black version asap.

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 18:01 2

26. Thephoneguy (unregistered)

Motorola xoom hands down, the best even without the adobe flash yet but its coming and I love it right now without it. This thing is slick

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 20:03 8

2. Seb7 (unregistered)

This is not iPad 2. These are pictures of a mockup built from specifications gained from case prototypes. The pics above were published weeks ago except they never claimed to be the actual iPad.

If that wasn't evidence enough, the dead giveaways are that
1) This device is "running" iOS 3.2, not 4.x or 5 as would the legitimate iPad 2.
2) Under no circumstances will Apple label the device "iPad 2" on the back. No iPhone has ever carried it's version name (3G, 3Gs, 4) on the back.
3) The device in the pictures is made from a different metal than Apple's aluminum as evidenced by the difference in the way light refracts off the legit iPad and this device.

If by some freak chance this does turn out to be iPad 2, it looks like garbage compared to the original.

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 22:24 3

12. Erwin Balflear (unregistered)

One more thing, no camera icon either the facetime icon in the homescreen.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 10:24

30. jays (unregistered)

It has the date of Feb 27th right on the screen, so your comments are all worthless!

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 20:39 4

5. JonR (unregistered)

I love ipad

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 20:41 4

6. Rawrzellers (Posts: 224; Member since: 22 Aug 2010)

Omg incredible it looks exactly the same!

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 20:48 1

7. mploto (unregistered)

Has everyone ignored the fact that there is an SD card slot on the top right(if looking from the back) of the device? This is not the volume switch since that is on the opposite side!

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 20:54 3

8. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

This is not the ipad2.

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 21:21 1

9. billk (unregistered)

fake. material and aesthetic wise its ugly

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 10:23 2

21. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

real. material and aesthetic wise its ugly

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 21:37

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Something tells me this is not...

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 08:51 1

17. Corpsemaker (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)

its not

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 10:21

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

LOL indeed

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 22:22 1

11. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

And someone else will get fired from APPLE posting pictures.

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 01:27 1

13. eabbott4 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)

I love iPads, that thing is not an iPad it's fake!! An stupidly smaller, I like the actual size of the iPad it's perfect ! Cant wait for the lounch of the original iPad !!!

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 01:40

14. Muhannad Agha (unregistered)

damn this is ugly.. no way its real

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 04:36 1

16. nimo (Posts: 72; Member since: 11 Jun 2010)

exactly :-) Looks like a chopping board

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 02:33

15. animoo (unregistered)

I don't think Apple puts numbers next to the name of the idevices (e.g. on the back of the iPhone 4 there isn't written a number 4). In my opinion this is fake, similar to an earlier one.

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 10:08

18. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

man chill out...so they decided to use more angled sides. thats the only difference. it looks like virtually the same device! if this is the design how will people know that this is the 2nd gen. if they dont label "iPad 2"? they look too similar. you think that Apple would label them both iPad and make the customer inspect the device to see which one they are purchasing? iPad 2 labeling is not unrealistic. dont understand peoples logic sometimes

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 10:22

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

March 2nd is next week will see how this turn out

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 10:24

22. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

Look everyone, it's a 700 dollar archos tablet lol

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 10:39 1

23. whatigot (unregistered)

I personally dont like using apple products because they are so restrictive, and this wont change my mind. Just by looking at it, it does not seem to have a wow factor to its shape. I like the ipad 1 look better, smooth flat and less boxy. Looking at the guessed specs its not that great either...but this is coming from a person who doesnt see the use in tablets until they can top a mid-tiered laptop. I have no problem using my phone as a primary internet source, its not too small for me anyway, can carry it everywhere and not have a problem. Tablets,until they can handle EVERYTHING i might need like my Laptop I wont be getting one. Although, i do wish other companies would start making laptops that look in design/shape like the macbook air, except a bit more beefed up and with a more suitable price tag. All in all I guess there are millions of others with the oposite opinion, " I dont need a bulky laptop,or alot of power and etc" where in their case this might be the most perfect device for them...but for me....maybe in 5 years.

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 11:23

24. Troll (unregistered)

I dont want no Apples, give me some Honeycomb

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 16:31

25. skymitch89 (Posts: 1299; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)

Just hope that it comes with a better rear camera than what is on the 4th gen iPod touch.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 19:44

33. The_Omega_Man (unregistered)

If this is real, I do not think that there will be a rear camera..

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 04:23

29. randomperson17662 (unregistered)

theres a flaw...

if this is real... wheres the facetime app?

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 13:36

31. Brad (unregistered)

I'm not impressed at all. I agree with the earlier comment that all the iSheep will be jumping up and down over the latest itteration on a product that is the god of all tablets. it's a joke...and really nothing special. The specs are not that much greater and i expect there will be much better products that will trounce the iPad in a very short time. enjoy while you can.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 19:35

32. The_Omega_Man (unregistered)

If this is accurate, it would potentially appear that this device could be utilized as an IR remote control device a the dark center area, at what appears to be the top of the device, looks like a tinted IR window. This would make the device an interesting Home Theater remote control pad or a way to exchange data between devices via IR.

Just a thought.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 20:18

34. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

All APPLE ever do is OVER HYPE their fans to keep buying and buying the same thing just change a few things and add some features and the price will be even higher.

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 00:54

35. Turbojacket (unregistered)

Here's what I see. Apple is a great company. Their stocks speak of it. If something is popular it's because people like it. Like all those people who say, "I don't listen to anything but unknown, obscure music because once it gets popular, I don't like it anymore." Idiots. I listened to Linkin Park when they were Hybrid Theory. They're popular now. Do I still like them? Yes. I was nice to see them work their way up. Apple pre-2001 when Jobs was not around, had a small following. The company is much different now. Quality and innovation lead everything they do as it has always been a murky and bleak outlook for Apple. I bought a Mac when I was a student in 2006. I have never even considered purchasing anything that came with Windows installed since then. And I was a Windows user for decades. When Apple became popular, I noticed. I used it with and open mind and said "THIS IS NIIIIICE!" Sold.

Moving on.

Apple is popular because the it is easy to use. People want their device to just work. I spent 3 hours hunting the internet for a driver for Windows 7 last night for a friend's computer I am decrapitizing. The brand new Samsung came with bloated and useless trial software, did NOT include a driver disk for a $700 laptop, was littered with horrible Samsung specific junk that doesn't mesh with anything, and the driver I needed was for a MICROSOFT wireless card. So Windows didn't even know it's own device. Pathetic as hell IMO. Finally found it on a crap looking website and was hoping I wasn't downloading something malicious. With Apple. You just slide the disk in the machine and walk away. Done. Simple. The way it should be.

People focus way too much on the hardware. "Oh this Mac has 4 GB of Ram, but this PC comes with 8 and it's the same price." HELLO! It's because Windows cannot compare when it comes to features found natively in the OS that work well together, cohesively. it never will. They are simply too much behind the times. Tiger was a jab in the nose, Leopard was the uppercut, Snow Leopard made something that already ran well, run even sweeter, and Lion, I'm sorry will be the hay-maker that hopefully gets Windows out of the consumer world. The manufactures know that they have to spec the hell out of these Windows PC's to win people over. Uninformed people. Mac users tend to be more informed buyers, and more savvy with computing in general. The garbage OS sure isn't going to win over the smarter folk. Windows has had extremely limited features for what? Decades? Laughable versions of Windows (Me, Vista) have steered people away. They are plagued with viruses and malware do to the WIDE OPEN hole in the OS (allowing the user to write to anything without verification). Install something on a Mac or try to make a major change in the system, you best know a password. Windows just annoys you asking if you are sure without any verification. People get frustrated and turn it off.

i know is this about the iPad. See following post. Out of characters

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 01:04

36. Turbojacket (unregistered)

All that said, not all Apple products are for everyone. I have no real interest in the iPad line. My mother, however, would love one. Again. Easy to use. I think they are very cool. Ultra portable, FaceTime is awesome since everyone and their brother use it on the iPhone 4. That's a great selling point and I think it's pretty clear the new Apple products will include it.

Apple is quality. If you wanna save money, go buy a bargain bin PC every 8 months and pay Norton a yearly bill to take care of something the OS should do to begin with.

Other companies are simply behind. Apple is in 6th cruising the open highway, and others are just getting out of the parking lot. I think it's great. They deserve it. They found a problem and fixed it.

That said, I hate iTunes. :) Thanks for reading my pointless rant.

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 11:39

37. Robbo (unregistered)

So...the speaker is in the back, eh? So sound is going to travel away from the viewer? How will that work when it's in a case?

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 14:56

38. name (unregistered)

Looking at the calendar icon (27) that was last years ipad calendar. I would think this years would have 2 (March 2).

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 15:35

39. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 590; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)

Hopefully Apple will be more adventurous with the design than these pics. With all the new competition, Apple will need to step up.

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