WSJ must be on great terms with Apple due to almost all leaks from Apple are reported by them. Today they have reported that Apple has started manufacturing the new version of the iPad.
Apple Inc. has started manufacturing a new version of its iPad tablet computer with a built-in camera and faster processor….. be thinner and lighter than the first model….. It will have at least one camera on the front of the device for features like video-conferencing….. the resolution of the display will be similar to the first iPad….. It will also have more memory and a more powerful graphics processor.
They also mention that the iPad 2 will be initially available through Verizon Wireless and AT&T but no other carrier. I can see AT&T as the first carrier of the iPad 2 because that is what Apple has done previously. WSJ also believes that the iPad may not have an improved screen, however we have heard otherwise in other rumors that the iPad 2 has a thinner more lightweight screen than the first version. Will a Retina display be found on the iPad 2, I think that what was pointed out in my previous post on the retnia display on a second generation iPad proves that wrong. I think that they need a higher resolution screen but not a “Retina” display.
I think that this is a great leap for Apple in the Tablet market. But I believe that the front facing camera must be 1.3 megapixel and the rear must be capable of 720P video recording and the resolution of the screen needs to be upgraded for this to be able to compete with the new Android and Windows tablets currently in the market.
We do know however that the new iPad is destined to do well because many people wait for the second version of a device say the original iPad for flaws to be corrected. So the iPad 2 may completely shatter the first iPad’s sales records and give Apple another boost in the market, investors estimate this number to be around 35 million. How do you think the iPad 2 will do?