iPad 2 rumored to get 5 new features

iPad 2 rumored to get 5 new features
Apple is right on the money with its iPad, one of the most wanted gifts for this Holiday season, but 2010 is quickly coming to an end and 2011 might get us closer to the iPad's second version. Digitimes quoted a Chinese daily, which got some industry sources to speak and what they revealed is 5 new features to the iPad 2 (or whatever Apple decides to call it). The features we might see are video calling, better mobility, USB port, a new display technology and a 3-axis gyroscope.

Video calling might be the least surprising feature after Cupertino launched FaceTime for the iPhone, but adding this would most probably mean that the future iPad revision will also have at least a front-facing camera. Better mobility is a broad term, which could mean anything from smaller sizes to a drop in weight, but the source mentions smaller-sized panels with thinner glass. USB port would be a coveted addition, but we could only speculate if this would mean any type of file management support along with it. And with Apple's iTunes this seems highly unlikely.

The new screen was rumored to have the “Retina Display”, which means higher pixel density and some noticeably detailed and sharper looking images a la iPhone 4. And finally, the 3-axis gyroscope would be loved by all the gamers out there. Is it anticipated? Suffice to say that when tearing down the iPad many saw what seemed to be an empty spot for the gyro.

We would love to see all five additions on a new iPad, but we still take these with a grain of salt. Apple is famous with their secret keeping, so unless the new iPad pops up in some bar in California, we might have to wait until April to see.

source: Digitimes

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