With just one day to go until Apple’s iPad 2 media event, the speculation will now move up another gear, as we try to figure out what it will and won’t have. Never before has there been so much expectation for one device, but that is because there are now said to be 102 tablet devices that Apple has to now compete with – a far cry from a year ago.
We have discussed many things regarding the new 2nd-generation iPad, such as the case design, if it will have a camera, what color it will be, will it be faster, as well as wondering what the price will be. So let us look over what we already know – well think we know so to speak.
The most recent was the color of the iPad 2, there have now been reports that there could be a white version that will sell alongside the black version. This would certainly be a nice gesture from Apple, but those who have waited for 8 months for the white iPhone 4 will feel like they are being stabbed in the back.
It has to be a done-deal that the new iPad will get the A5 dual-core processor and 512MB of RAM. Yes there are other tablets on the market that will offer more, such as the BlackBerry PlayBook from RIM, but iOS allows it to be less demanding on its hardware.
Not much has been said about its storage, there have been some suggestions that this will be increased to 128GB. We do not believe this to be the case, just consider the fact that Apple is to launch their new Cloud data base in the Spring, why would you want large storage on your device when you will have use of Cloud instead?
We expect that Apple will keep the price the same and lower the price of the current model, which will still be better than more than half of the tablets due for release this year. The biggest question is when will Apple release the iPad 2? We still believe this to be in April. There have been reports that this will be much sooner, but we assume that they would stick to the same cycle as they do the iPhone.
For those who have been hoping that the new iPad will have a 4G LTE option like the Motorola Xoom will have soon, then forget it. Whenever have you known Apple to offer up a device when the infrastructure is not fully in place?
What do you hope to see in the new iPad 2?