Latest iPad 2 leak writes off high-res display and SD card slot

Latest iPad 2 leak writes off high-res display and SD card slot
The folks at Engadget say they may have a clearer idea of what exactly we may see next Wednesday on the iPad 2 event in San Francisco. According to sources they claim to be highly reliable, a couple of anticipated features have been written off and possibly postponed for future versions of Apple's tablet. First of all, hopes for a higher-resolution display on the iPad 2 are fading away as the leak indicates it has been omitted due to “engineering issues.” Screen size is also highly-likely to remain identical to the one we are used to seeing on the original iPad. An SD card slot, as it has been expected, will not be found on the iPad 2 either, which leaves out any possibilities for storage expansion.

The good news is that under the hood things remain just as expected – a dual-core A5 processor will be the beating heart of Apple's new tablet, backed up by 512MB of RAM and an upgraded GPU. At least one camera will be added to the iPad 2, probably on the front for FaceTime conversations, but a second one on the back with HD video capture capabilities will not be a surprise either, although you may look silly waving your tablet around to take shots.

It is speculated that a preview of iOS 5.0 will be displayed at the event along with its SDK for developers. We are also expecting words about Apple's cloud services as they still tend to be a bit unclear. Hang in there for another five days, until we finally get enlightened.

source: Engadget



1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Along with that 512MB of ram..... why not 768MB or 1GB? would be much appreciated with a powerful Dual core procesor...

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Unless the iPad engineering team have found a way to make the CPU to be happy with the 512 Mb of RAM. Then again, the 2nd gen iPad may ship with 1 Mb of RAM.... Anything can change until the products actually ship.

9. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Correction - 1 Gb of RAM. Fingers were not paying attention to what the brain was telling them.... :-)

21. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I sure hope so

10. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Why suggest just 1gb of RAM? Make it 1,000gb of RAM, lol. The more the better right?

14. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

And jack up the cost of the device 100x for something that wont even get used? Yea that sounds like a great plan...

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

why not making it 100GB? I have two good resons -with the current technology you wont be able to fit that on a phone - why add so much ram if the processor is not going to use it anyways now talking seriously do you know what ram is used for? lemme give you an example that could be understandable -your data program OS is 'sand' -processor is a 'truck' -ram is the road now when you have a nice road and one truck you can move a certain amount of sand quite quickly depending on the truck speed, but now you have two trucks if the road is significantly small.... lets say 1 2/3 truck size you can still use both tucks to carry a load but wont be that efficient since the road doesn't have that enough space... yes both trucks can use the road and will be faster but cant go side on side witch in certain way is not that efficient.... no to give you another example I have a desktop and one of my favorite games (SUPER SMASH BROSS BRAWL) is in there now i used to have 2GB of ram and the performance was just a bit slower than the Wii. now for some reason one of my rams broke so i stood with one for a wile having a slow down on the performance from great to fair but I never changed the processor witch means this: if you gonna increase the processor you must increase the ram in order to get a much better use of it... now I don't say it because is the iPad i think Ive also say that for the Optimus 2X witch is also using dual core things should be increased one with the other to achieve better

2. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

I think apples best bet would to make a similar tablet like the xoom but without the bells and whistles. No HDMI, SD card, no Micro USB or LTE. Making it a bit cheaper. Anyways lets be honest who ever buys an iPad is usually too dumb to know what they even do.

11. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Nope. Apple made the ipad to be a device in between the iphone and the macbook. They could care less about the xoom who just copied the ipad. Apple knows that their customers have money, and are smart enough to know that some tasks are better off using a laptop, some a smartphone, and some a tablet, some a desktop computer.

3. Eric unregistered

I want to buy a tablet, but am waiting to see what comes from both camps, none have in my opinion the right price to feature set compared to current laptops and netbooks. I hope apple will get flash on the this version, In any case I will not buy a tablet without flash support out of the box too much of the web still uses it, to be a right off. I am android fan but so far the ipad is the best tab in my opinion. I thank very soon the flood of Android tablets due to come out the right price vs feature set will be available, just not quit yet. I am holding out till this happens.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The only way Flash will make its way to the iPad is via jailbreaking or Steve passes into the great hereafter and the management team at Apple get a chance to recognize market realities. You have a better chance of seeing a 7 inch iPad with Retina display than you do of seeing Flash-enablement while Steve is on the Earth.

4. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

LOL @ another Apple product that adds"a whole LOT of NOTHING". Standard Apple, but yet people will LINE UP to trade in their iPad 1 for an iPad 2 that when it comes out will already be WAY behind the curve. Leave it to the sheep to find this type of business acceptable.

6. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

How did I know you were gonna comment in this thread. The biggest Apple hater in the world but always calls Apples fans sheep. Keep it up, you make yourself look more and more foolish with each post. Admit it, you love Apple.

12. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Haters will hate ;)

18. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

And trolls will troll

22. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Sorry but I dont play kid games such as trolling as you call it. I have an inspire 4g and an iPhone 4 but I'm a sheep. Yeah ok. Unlike the 2 of you, I own different items for different reasons. Your lifes objective is to make people dislike apple but newsflash its not gonna happen. Btw how much is Google paying you to bash apple so hard? Android releases a new phone once a week, which basically is the same phone from a month ago but yall call it innovative because its got a dual core processor. I hate to inform you but let's take the thunderbolt for instance, what separates that from my inspire or the evo 4g? Don't worry ill wait. Now who's really a sheep? Your basically buying a rehashed evo 4g but but but its got LTE right. So its innovative. Yeah keep trying to make apple look bad. It's hilarious.

31. jayme

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 10, 2011

Apple is making Apple look bad...... Evo4G= 3G/1GB on board/ ADR2.1 Thunderbolt= 4G/ 8GB on board/ ADR2.2 upgradeable to future OS's/ newest version of sense UI, more than just a EVO clone. iPhone4= iOS the same as iPhone 3G/ 3G cappable/ no flash player/ almost everything is paid through Apple iTunes (suprise!) No options for expansion or recovery without Mac oc Apples paid software. the list goes on and on. AUltimately if your a BB user you'll probably stick with BB. Apple with iPhone, but if youve ever tried a real Droid (I.E. x,855,955,956,ADR6300, and so on) you will understand why Droid is usually the best solution for everyone. Or you could just keep sucking Apples ass....your choice. I wont call you a sheep but if the BAA fits.......

32. danny024

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

Thank you jayme, I was looking for someone to bring these specs up. What suprises me is that even when the iPhone/iPad are lacking theses and is clearly not a good investment to make in, people STILL go wait in line to buy these things. Which leads me to the term: Apple fanboys

13. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

An increase in RAM, improved GPU, dual core A5 processor from a single core A4, front and rear cameras and a lighter weight, are SOMETHING. Maybe what you should consider is, the ipad must be doing something great that people would actually form long lines for it. But I guess a hater's brain like yours look at things differently.

15. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

The only thing people standing in line proves is that America is controlled by marketing and not actual facts. Marketing brainwashes you people into actually thinking those Apple paperweights are GOOD devices. The front and rear cams are supposedly about 2mp and .3mp nothing to write home about. Lighter weight? Wow a few ounces on an overly big device already, not a game changer. Tre-Nitty, you are obviously one of the brainwashed sheep that care nothing more than being able to show off the apple logo to ur friends, proving that you can buy over priced BS. The iPad is garbage and the SHEEP mentality of you all is why America is turning into a joke :-) Have a nice day!

19. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Just leave the troll to troll. Let him do his thing and ignore him. He won't go away but we don't have to pay attention.

24. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

It's not just in the US that customers form long lines on release date for the iphone or ipad. It's other countries as well like Japan, China, and even countries in Europe. You're just a racist.

25. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Btw, android is an american product. So is that a joke as well. And what computer do you use again? And please tell us what OS your computer has. I bet ya it has windows by microsoft. And microsoft is from where again? Do you use Word and Excel? Do you use Adobe Flash? Oh they're all American. So I guess you do not use those products because they're from the jokers :) Racists are something.

5. applesauce unregistered

Why even call it an ipad2? Just call it the maxipad until a real update comes along

16. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Apple sheep love this "stringing along" that Apple does....They like being able to show off that they can WASTE all of their money on over priced BS. Sad part is they are so brainwashed they think they are making good choices...They are some of America's most pathetic people.

26. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Why so hateful? If the ipad works just fine to some people, then why should that bother you? Is it because the ipad is doing better than your favorite tablet? Now you're the pathetic one :)

17. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

The same can be said for the android fanny's like you DJ. No matter what one of the million android phones/ tablets that come out you guys always talk about how great it is and say it is going to be a apple killer. Go back to your galaxy tab garbage and just shut up. You post sh!t just to read your own post and think oh Im witty. Nope just dumb.

28. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

No dickface, thats the point, I dont say ANDROID IS THE MOST PERFECT OS EVER! IT PWNS YEW Yo! I use Android and a WP7 device. I haev an Atrix, Epic, and LG Quantum. This is exactly my point, iPhone people ride this wave of "we are the best" when the facts dictate that the phone is missing tons of features, lacks customer service options, and is over priced. Yet, I dont claim any of them to be perfect, I would just like iPhone fans to show SOME common sense when in a debate about product relavance. Just saying...Youre a tool, that is commenting on things you have no possible way of understanding, so please know your damn role and shut your damn mouth... K thx

23. gamr425 unregistered

Its pretty much just like the last iPod touch update, camera with no flash, thinner, improved speakers, higher screen res., and a front facing camera. If you ask me, just go out and get an iPod touch, unless you REALLY need that huge screen or you just want to impress your friends. Its cheaper, and more portable, plus theres more apps available. BTW I'm not an apple fan, but the new Moto Xoom is cool, but way too overpriced Really? $600 3G w/ 2 yr. cntrct & $800 Full Retail? They need to lower prices to be fair competition.

27. nothin

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

nice comments .. i like apple, i like android .. they're two different operating systems with their own pros and cons .. and if apple really is brainwashing people, so what?! at least they earn tons of money .. and for those who "wasted" money, they actually didn't waste money because they are happy of what they bought (just like bragging it to their friends if that's their happiness) .. And apple is doing good in th business, coz it seems like all companies are ganging up against apple but still, they don't win .. apple may not have the best specs, but they're what the market wants, and at the end, that's what really matters ..

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