Back in April this year Apple released their first-generation iPad tablet computer, now rumors are spreading regarding a second-generation iPad, this will probably be called the Apple iPad 2 or the Apple iPad 2G.
An analyst from Gleacher & Co believes that Apple will refresh the iPad annually, which means we should get a second-gen iPad in April 2011, a third-gen iPad in April 2012 and so on, this is similar to how Apple release a new iPhone annually in June/July.
To be honest with you I think that Apple need a follow-up tablet in early 2011, when they released the iPad earlier this year there was not much competition, however now devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab are really starting to heat up the tablet market.
The analyst also suggests that the iPad 2 will have the same form-factor as its predecessor, but will feature dual cameras for Facetime, I agree that it will have dual cameras, however I feel that Apple’s mentality has pretty much always been to make things thinner and sleeker than the last generation, therefore I believe that there may be a redesign.
Do you think a redesign is needed? If so, what would you change?