New pictures of Apple iPad 2 leak

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?

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1. pecemaloto

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 17, 2010

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

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

4. pecemaloto

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 17, 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...

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31036; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

512 mb of ram would b an upgrade from 256mb

28. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

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

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.

12. Erwin Balflear unregistered

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

30. jays unregistered

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

5. JonR unregistered

I love ipad

6. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

Omg incredible it looks exactly the same!

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!

8. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

This is not the ipad2.

9. billk unregistered

fake. material and aesthetic wise its ugly

21. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

real. material and aesthetic wise its ugly

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Something tells me this is not...

17. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

its not

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

LOL indeed

11. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And someone else will get fired from APPLE posting pictures.

13. eabbott4

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 27, 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 !!!

14. Muhannad Agha unregistered

damn this is ugly.. no way its real

16. nimo

Posts: 72; Member since: Jun 11, 2010

exactly :-) Looks like a chopping board

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.

18. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

man chill 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

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

22. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

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

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.

24. Troll unregistered

I dont want no Apples, give me some Honeycomb

25. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

33. The_Omega_Man unregistered

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

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