iPad 2: Release Date Update and Specs List Refresh –

By Alan Ng - Sep 28, 2010

While speculation continues to mount on a new 7-inch version of the Apple iPad, we have an interesting article for you to read now, which suggests that a 9.7-inch device is more likely to release first.

According to this article from Apple Insider, Goldman Sachs Analysts have said that the next generation iPad device will be available during Spring of 2011, and that it will be a more lighter unit than the current one that Apple has on the market.

They think that the 7-inch iPad will ”not be ready in time”, and that a thinner 9.7-inch version will release first. Specs of the device will include a front-facing camera and a mini USB port.

Apple has previously stated that they are looking to equip Facetime video chat in as many devices as possible, so it seems very likely that the next iPad will make full use of it.

They could be under pressure to release it as soon as possible now, especially after the announcement of the impressive RIM BlackBerry Playbook tablet.

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  • Jim the Bear

    The latest information from a very knowledgeable local Apple dealer is that the iPad2 will probably show up in mid-Spring (March, April, etc.) and the iPad3 will most likely follow in the Fall of 2011. That, of course, comes with no guarantee but this dealer of which I speak has always given me quick and accurate information. As to the exact specs, well Apple loves to spring surprises on its users and this probably won't be any different.

  • ces

    i think they would not really announce it to the public until its releasing period so as to keep the people anxious about it. hold that money as what im am doing so we can get a better deal with our money's worth…..right

  • MMS

    I just contacted apple and they do not know about any new version of iPad. So is there a new one coming out or not because I am holding off to buy one?

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  • joann

    I wished it came in like feburary so I can get it ):

  • JChowder

    Thus is such a con. We all know Apple would NEVER put a mini USB port on such a device. As innovative as Steve Job's and the Apple team may be, let's not forget Apple's "exclusivity." They're very anti-share.

  • Joe

    With a forward facing camera, does this mean that the caller and the called
    will be able to use skype to see each other?

  • fred jones

    when can you use a ipad with mouse without having to jailbreak it?

  • dmccall

    “More lighter” ?

  • Omega Warrior

    Oh yeah! A new iPad is coming to market and I think I'm gonna take it. I'm actually writing this comment from my iPad version 4.2 GM

  • jack

    i think ipad 2 will come out because apple refresh their products evry year

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  • antonio

    I'll be in US on winter, hope so Ipad 2 is avalaible by then!