Although Apple hasn’t officially confirmed or denied it, the ipad 2 is set to hit the shelves in a few weeks, and though the hype is much less than for its predecessor, the reviews & upgrades are no less important.
- A more powerful processor. Experts are predicting that the new processor will be modeled around the ARM Cortex A9 unit — which will double the effort of the popular 1Ghz edition.
- A top-of-the-line front-facing camera. The gTalk has been a successful staple in the Android tablets, and Apple will be keen to use the iPad 2 as a launching pad for their new video calling capabilities.
- A rear-facing camera. A rear-facing camera will make Apple on par with some of their rivals, bringing HDR photo skills to the iPad. The potential for the iPad to include Hipstamatic and Camera+ functions is very tempting.
In addition to these notable upgrades, sources are saying that the Apple iPad 2 will include bigger speakers and a 3 axis gyroscope for superior gaming capabilities. A more powerful processor will also be provided, while USB connectivity is also said to be included after Apple conceded to an onslaught of complaints from consumers that transferring data to the slate needed an extra adapter.
While Apple have done their best to keep the iPad 2’s features a secret, many reliable internet sources have come forward boasting of having glimpses what the new tablet has to offer.