iPad 2 rumored to be smaller, with flatter back and smaller bezel

iPad 2 rumored to be smaller, with flatter back and smaller bezel
The launch of the next iPad is presumably getting closer and more information starts coming in about the second version of Apple's tablet. This time, an anonymous Chinese source tipped Japanese Mac blog MacOtakara that the new iPad will be even smaller by 3mm, with a flatter back and smaller bezel.

The iPad 2 will keep the same screen size, but the dimensions will decrease by 3mm, to 239mm (9.41”) by 186mm (7.32”) and the design could be slightly different. The flatter back and the smaller bezel, much like those on an iPod touch, will answer users' wishes and make the gadget more stable when laying flat on a surface.

Some early leaked cases for the iPad 2 had an opening on the bottom part, which is supposedly where a new metal mesh covered wide-range speaker will reside. One other change concerns the ambient light sensor, which will now be in the upper center of the rear panel and nested in a 3mm hole.

The source deemed information about front and rear facing cameras unreliable. Allegedly, the new iPad is already in production and Apple could pump up capacity to as much as 6 million per month. And since production has reportedly already started, Apple is scheduled to receive the new iPads in January or February.

source: MacOtakara (translated) via AppleInsider


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14 Comments

14. turde unregistered

how long ago did the original ipad come out? bet they stop supporting it asap

13. prashant_93 unregistered

F**k steve jobs and his 'rotten apple products'

12. binkser

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 25, 2010

I am sorry that your arrogance and ignorance set me off. I am a big homo that needs psychiatric study! My point was that I own many apple products and the lack of flash is why iOS has fallen short. simply put. here is my facebook page so you can see how big and gay I am! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1000314167 And you my friend clearly are ignorant to game of hockey. A game of grace and agility, the truest sense of athleticism. but wait i forgot i am a closet homosexual. oopsy my bad...

7. Binkser unregistered

Keep wetting steve jobs willy @Flashsucks! I swear by my macs but not having flash is ridiculous. clearly you don't use the web for much. great example of ipad falling short. NHL gamecenter will not work on the ipad... why? no flash. just one example. Cant afford it? is that the most offensive thing you have to say? its $500. uhh ohh dont break the bank on that purchase... lol Dude you're an idiot. Let me guess, you rock the iPhone too... I love that pretty case you have to use to get service on AT&T's already reliable network... sense my sarcasm?? (had to ask, did not want to confuse you). Your ignorance is the reason Apple can have 4000 square foot stores with about 100 square feet worth of product. All of this was typed and submitted on my MacBook Pro. eat a dick.

10. Flashsucks unregistered

Readers, if you are in any Psych class, feel free to take the above post from "Blinkster" and do an analysis on it for credit. Pay attention to the name calling, a sign of regressive development prohibiting him from expressing himself in any other way. The frequent reference to male genitalia and the homosexual instructions indicate some severe sexual ambiguity; most likely a latent homosexuality where he tries "too hard" to cover or distract from his orientation by participating in childrens games of hockey whereby he can fantasize his brutality of other men to distract others who may realize his attraction to them. This insecurity manifests itself with an attempt to dominate other males by his misguided attempt to prove himself superior with his otherwise unnecessary statement of having a MacBook Pro, as if that were some type of achievement. Truly a case deserving of psychiatric study.

6. Flashsucks unregistered

No FLASH? Great! Won't have to waste memory on FLASHBLOCK. FLASH is responsible for all those annoying advertisements... guess the 'pad2 WILL be making a trip to our house. Sorry you [envious] guys b!tching about it either can't afford it or make your living producing those crappy flash ads.

8. binkser

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 25, 2010

Keep wetting steve jobs willy @Flashsucks! I swear by my macs but not having flash is ridiculous. clearly you don't use the web for much. great example of ipad falling short. NHL gamecenter will not work on the ipad... why? no flash. just one example. Cant afford it? is that the most offensive thing you have to say? its $500. uhh ohh dont break the bank on that purchase... lol Dude you're an idiot. Let me guess, you rock the iPhone too... I love that pretty case you have to use to get service on AT&T's already reliable network... sense my sarcasm?? (had to ask, did not want to confuse you). Your ignorance is the reason Apple can have 4000 square foot stores with about 100 square feet worth of product. All of this was typed and submitted on my MacBook Pro. eat a dick.

9. Flashsucks unregistered

So your biggest complaint is that I do not insult people severely enough? You must be very proud. You can call people names. My comment was only inference that liberals may go eat cake if they are stuck in low paying jobs and can't afford a 'pad2. If they would attend some Republican Party meetings in their own communities they could improve their networking and get jobs good enough to afford the better things in life, hence, no need for name calling and put down of products that would then become available to them. Now, your ability to insult and call names would do any five year old justice. Again, if you are indeed five you must be very proud. If the displayed result is the limit of your ability as an adult, however, you are sorely lacking.

11. binkser

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 25, 2010

And you're the reason people think I'm full of shit when I say I vote right. you are correct, I am five years old. I am the smartest five year old ever! look at how well I can structure sentences!!! I am a prodigy! Listen guy, I would strongly recommend you have had someone proof read your incoherent tangent of a reply. "If the displayed result is the limit of your ability as an adult, however, you are sorely lacking." that was a cute rhyme. congrats! ;-)

4. adig54 unregistered

shit x2 more like

5. jkapster

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

hahaha! exactly what i was thinking

3. Nizzle Wizzle unregistered

x2!!!!

2. Rozzle Wazzle unregistered

lolzz

1. Rawrzellers

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 22, 2010

Apple then continued to report that the iPad2 will not feature flash and cost $1399

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