What New Features are Coming to the iPad 2?

It might seem a little premature to discuss Apple's second generation iPad when the first-run tablet is one of only a very small handful of slates in existence, but if the Cupertino outfit sticks to its normal product refresh cycle, it will only be another five months before the iPad 2 hits store shelves. So what does Steve Jobs and Co. have planned for Apple's next tablet?

According to Chinese-language Economy Daily News (EDN), you can expect five new features in the iPad 2, including:
  1. Video phone
  2. Better mobility
  3. USB port
  4. New display technology
  5. 3-axis gyroscopes

Given that the iPhone and iPod touch both support FaceTime, that one's almost a given, which means the iPad 2 will ship with at least one built-in camera. The rest we're not so sure about, but according to EDN, expect the next iPad to sport Apple's Retina Display technology, possibly in a smaller size panel with thinner glass. As for the 3-axis gyroscope, that should help with gaming chores, an area we expect to receive quite a bit of attention in the emerging tablet wars.
Via:  DigiTimes
Tags:  Apple, tablet, slate, ipad, iPad 2
3vi1 4 years ago

A couple of analog nubs on the front, and four buttons on each backside would maybe change me from completely uninterested to one of those tools that stands in line outside the Apple store.

acarzt 4 years ago

"Better mobility"

"possibly in a smaller size panel with thinner glass"

LOL! Wouldn't that be something? After Steve Jobs went and got his panties in a bunch over the display size of the Ipad being so much better than all the rest and going on his childish rant... now the iPad may come in a smaller size? lol Am I reading that correctly?

Having hands on experience with the 10" iPad and the 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab, I much prefer the 7". It just feels right to me.

Der Meister 4 years ago

I seriously doubt doubt it will have a USB on it with out an apple proprietary connector needed.... 

animatortom 4 years ago

NEWS FLASH......!!!

Oh, wait...it still wont do Flash? :P

realneil 4 years ago

[quote user="animatortom"]NEWS FLASH......!!!  Oh, wait...it still wont do Flash?[/quote]

No, just a "Flash" in the Pan,...............Smile

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