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New iPad 2: Price Cut or Better Features?

When it comes to the Apple iPad 2 there are two things that we hope to see, a price cut and better features. However, reality tells us that we are dreaming and we will not see both. So given the choice of the two, which would you rather have? Personally I would pick better features and pay a slight premium. What’s the point of having a new Apple tablet device if you are not going to make a few steps forward in technology?

Looking at the spec side of things, it is a certainty that Steve Jobs will announce a spec bump, although what they will be is anyone’s guess. However, this has not stopped a number of technology websites from speculating what these will be. As always we cannot guarantee if the new 2011 iPad will pack any of these features.

It is almost a certainty that the iPad 2 will come with not one but two cameras, and according to a number of different websites a dual-core processor. A recent article that we covered seems to confirm that, as what was said to be a mock-up of the new device was seen at CES 2011 with air vents at the rear. There is also speculation that there will no longer be a home button, but how true this is we have no way of knowing.

It is more than likely that the next-generation Apple tablet will also get an improved display — but do not expect any 3D technology just yet. The most recent news from Engadget suggest that the iPad 2 will get a feature like the 2010 MacBook Air got, an SD card slot.

It’s all well and good getting these new features, but are you prepared to pay the extra. We cannot see Apple putting the cost up too much, but a price hike is inevitable. How much would you be prepared to pay? Could Apple price themselves out of the market?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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tolaomole@gmail.com

can i save my douments on ipad2 or get features like ms word,excel and power point?

Billy Dugger
Billy Dugger

Don't mind premium price for great features. My ideal is two cameras, USB port, multi-tasking, Flash functionality, and use of my iPhone data line rather than another $30 bucks for the iPad. Weight is not an issue for me, but lighter is always welcome. Now, if I can figure out how to transmit photos from my digital camera wirelessly to my iPad. . . . Alas!

William Gates
William Gates

The price cut will not be for the iPad 2, it will be for the current iPad. As soon as the new one is announced, v1 iPads wil drop in price by 40%. There is precedent in every iThing in the last 5 years.

Gizmo Observer
Gizmo Observer

Better set of features is something very likely to happen.But as far as a price cut goes it most probably won’t happen because it’s apple we are talking about.They charge you a premium for it’s devices but at the end of the day you don’t regret your investment.

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