Apple sets the stage for iPad 2 announcement on March 2nd

Apple sets the stage for iPad 2 announcement on March 2nd

The original iPad changed the mobile computing scene in a year. Recently, we have seen tablets announced by pretty much every major consumer electronics company you can think of and now when all the cards are on the table, it is time for Apple to place their big iPad 2 bet. And March 2nd seems a very plausible date for that as the company has started hanging banners outside San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a usual venue for Apple's new announcements. Notice how the iPad 2 coincides with the March 2nd date as well.

Just yesterday Cupertino sent out invitations for a Media Event on March 2nd with the tagline “Come see what 2011 will be the year of.” We have to admit that with all the rumors about 2011 being the year of the tablet, Apple's marketing department came up with a clever tagline. Based on all the rumored specs, our guess for the next-gen iPad specs would include:

- the same screen size and similar resolution. Which is not that bad as the current resolution of 1024 x 768 is slightly less than the latest market offerings.

- dual-core CPU and GPU. Rumor has it that a Samsung-made chip will run at the great 1.2GHz. Memory is also likely to get a boost to 512MB of RAM. Keep your fingers crossed for this one.

- front and rear-facing cameras. With our priority being the front-facing camera this time - perfect for FaceTime chats.

- more memory.

- NFC support.

This rounds up our expectations, but what do you expect to see in the iPad 2? Sound off in the comments!

source: Redmond Pie

[img full [[38055,38056,38057]]:"San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will be the venue for Apple's Media Event" /]

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1. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Another DOA apple flop in the making,

2. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

What do you mean "Another DOA Apple flop"? Did you know that Apple products are among the most successful in the industry? And I'm not an Apple fanboy since I have both Apple and Google products. Just wanted to set your facts straight.

7. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Hold up, maybe I misunderstood you. One of the most successful in which industry?

3. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

successful in what regard? Nobody buys them. They are not even a major manufacturer. In fact, they don't actually make anything, It's all patched together out sourced crap. Hence, another DOA flop,.

5. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

Nobody buys them? Where are you getting your facts from? I suggest you do a Google search. You will be surprised.

20. coolkalpesh

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

BaiGanyo you should have stopped right after this comment..bcoz u don't have ur facts right.. from where u r getting 'nobody buys them'..if u don't have knowledge of something u must do google search before commenting on any public forum.. even if u arer anti apple & just want say against apple there better ways to do it rather than writing pure lie.

4. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

I expect it to have some improvements, but nothing too mind-blowing. Think about iPhone 2G vs 3G. I believe we won't see 4G support until the iPad 3. Still, it's an Apple product that while it may not do everything perfectly, it does many things well. It will sell...

6. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Nobody buys them. what percent of people own a tablet, let alone an ipad? While a huge chunk of the planets inhabitants have cell phones, what percent have ipads. Gimme a break. Grow up. Virtually nobody fell for this fad. And even if it eventually catches on, apple will fade back to 4 or 5 percent of the market like they do in every product. DOA.

13. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You are incorrect in everything you say. We can leave the "discussion" at that.

8. S_CREN unregistered

you BaiGanyo are a idiot nobody buys them? Then why is every major cosumer electronics manufacturer making a tablet? A tablet to compete with what.. an iPAD

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

while obviously apple is selling tons of crap, the only reason that people compare tablets to the ipad is apple was first out of the gate with them and had a nearly year head start. good marketing for sure, but its just because they were the first. had Sanyo been first out of the gate with a nice tablet, that would be "the comparison". it has nothing to do with apple itself, just the popularity of the device since it was the only one in that space for so long. Of course, now that Honeycomb is out, this will be the year that tests whos best in that space. Unless Apple breaks from its tradition of minor updates and just a couple of new features, google is going to run away with it this year.

14. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I think it does have to do with apple. They certainly were nowhere near the first to produce a cell phone yet every company who puts out a new flagship mobile is asked the question "Is it an iPhone killer?". It just looke like more of a need to "defeat" apple. And as far as the "minor updates" are concerned, I agree 100%. They need to do something serious to be able to compete with the much more complete functionality that honeycomb is going to offer.

9. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Yes, tablets are more common than televisions or cell phones. The market is so tiny... Somebody is drinking the kool aid for sure. They aren't used for business AT ALL. It's a bunch of 20-35 year olds primarily, who are heavily into the technology. That's the entire market.

10. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Yeah sure. The market is so tiny that the rest of them are now releasing their own tablets, lol. You're funny. Let me guess. You live in a 3rd world country where on 4 or 5 people can afford an ipad, lol.

16. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

iPads are used by companies like Hyatt International, Mercedes-Benz, General Electric, Wells-Fargo and Medtronic. You are wrong again. Please stop being wrong.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

btw, if all those rumors come true (and they wont) that will put the ipad on spec with a low-mid end android tablet in everything but processor. way to come out.. behind!!

17. deago78

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

No can't rely on its name forever.

15. Tech unregistered

Just ignore him (BaiGanyo), he has a tiny brain when it comes to technical world.

18. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

BaiGanyo may be the dumbest person I have come across on any message board ever!! That says alot.

21. coolkalpesh

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

totally agree with you :).. i have never seen such baseless comments from anyone.

19. Tristann

Posts: 76; Member since: Nov 04, 2010

Man these news articles are being dead on about apple events lol

22. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

I know apple may take off to a rip roaring start in a market that is still very small and has a big market share, but... (think about the roughly 6 billion cell phones currently in use compared to roughly 100 million tablets, a good number of which may be apple) The market is so small, that it's not that important. By the time the market matures, apple will be essentially shut out, down to low single digits, just they every market they enter. Their computers got huge quickly in the 80's, the almost went out of business, and now hold about 3% of the worlds computer market. Don't like the numbers? Google it bitches. Apple starts of fast and has 80% of diddley squat. By the time everyone has one, ie, Facts are facts. It happens every time and it will happen this time as well. They were at 75 or 80% for one year! And it's shrinking fast already. And you end up with bitter little people who just keep clinging to the "but its better" mantra until they are blue in the face, and the world keeps moving on and forgetting them.

23. Just call me AO unregistered

I don't know what is more incredible to me.... the comments made by BiaGanyo... or everyone else that came to Apple's rescue. He's wrong, period. Moving on.

24. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2383; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I honestly think this Ipad2 will be half outstanding and half the same spec wise. The reason I say this is because I believe Apple excels at playing the business game. I mean take for instance the iphone 3GS and the iphone 4. The iphone 4 was pretty much just an update in some areas that the 3GS was lacking in, but still it made a huge hit on the market when it went on sale. There are some people that get caught up in this "Apple effect", where when they come out with a new product (no matter if it changes a whole lot from what you already have or only slightly) you flock to the stores to buy it. I think anyone, whether your a fan or not, can agree about that. To them, it is all about sales. I mean they are pretty much coming out with new products every year, and it seems like every other year the product is just a "refresh" to fix some areas the first product was lacking in, and then the other years they are producing something brand new.

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