More iPad 2 rumours from TUAW:

  • Retina display
  • Dual dock
  • Front facing camera
  • USB?

Not sure about we’ll see USB.

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  1. I don't know if I'm convinced about Retina Display, though it'd take about four iPhone 4 panels to equal a 7″ panel with the same pixel density (and Steve Jobs has said several times he's not interested in small iPads). I think we might see an increased resolution but it won't be hitting 300+ppi. That'd be one fiendishly expensive display.

    I could definitely see a 1280×1024 or even 1366×1280 coming along. My hopes are for a dual core A4 and 1GB of RAM, anything else would just be gravy. I really hope they don't do an incremental 512MB of RAM, that would actually irritate the piss out of me.

  2. Its a shame that iPad Tech has to get CHOKED because Jobs doesn't want it to beat out existing Hardware on the roster. The iPad NEEDS 1GB ram or better, much better Multitasking and better communication between apps other than ACP. (I hate that sh*t)

    I changed my mind on getting a extra one and will wait till next year to see what the deal is.
    I don't need no damn Camera on it either.

  3. well duh…! 🙂

    @Kris

    Its all about planned obsolescence, if Apple starts selling a 1g ipad, why would you buy another one the next year?

    They shipped the iphone4 with 512mb of RAM, planned obsolescence is the only reason why they didn't shipped the ipad with the same amount.

    Why do you think the current ipod touch only has a 0.5 megapixel camera? Because they want to sell you another one next year with a better camera.

  4. 'planned obsolescence' – yeah that reay pisses me off too.

    @ beat – I hear what u say re camera, why cant they just make a faster, smarter iPad and they've got my money.

  5. @uncentered

    I'd also like to be able to change the battery on this 600+$ device, because its certain someday it will need to be replaced … but Apple hates when people can do that, they're even making their laptops without removable batteries now. They call this “battery replacement service”.

    This is ridiculous.

  6. Camera:
    Don't think of the camera for snapshots or fine art. The camera is needed to open up many kinds of applications — augmented reality, magic window apps. Imagination is the limit.

    Imagine being able to take a snap of a page of music and having it instantly transcribed into piano roll notation.

    A tablet needs a camera (or two). The first gen iPad will look like an anomaly in the future due to its lack of cameras.

    Also Facetime is a major strategic initiative for Apple. They want a big piece of this future market.

    Memory:
    Word is multi-tasking will work better with more RAM. Hopefully at least Mobile Safari won't blow your cache and force reload of pages every tab switch.

    Dual Core:
    There is some debate that inefficiency of OS X context switches is at the core of some of the multitasking performance problems. Maybe dual core will address this. Cocoa Touch is for the most part single threaded though. So there's no automatic win with this one.

    Look for multi-tasking performance on mobile to become a hot button issue in 2011.

    USB:
    Not sure what that means. There's a mandate in EU that mobile devices be equipped with standardized micro-USB power. Then there's the possibility of the USB input that currently requires the Camera Connection Kit being integrated into the device so USB keyboards and cameras would work out of the box. It seems highly unlikely Apple will move away from the 30-pin dock connector as that's a huge source of Apple ecosystem lock-in.

    Display:
    We might see some bump in display resolution. But the fragmentation issues for iOS developers are starting to become significant. Also an iPad at Retina display resolutions would have some serious number of pixels and would push the limits of mobile GPUs.

    Also see more RAM above. You can't quadruple the number of pixels without quadrupling the amount of RAM. You've got to put those bitmaps someplace.

    Screen size:
    Due to the scorched-earth campaign Apple launched against 7″ tablets don't look for a new form-factor from Apple.

    Battery:
    iPad's battery is clearly too big and too heavy. (Do you really need 10 hours of non-stop video between charges?) Look for a smaller battery and more efficiency. Apple will figure out how to sell this as a feature. But Apple knows battery technology drives mobile, and Apple is the industry leader.

    Overall:
    Look for 2011 to present a much more competitive landscape for tablets. Apple has a huge first-mover advantage, but current iPad is going to look very long-in-the-tooth by mid-year. Apple has one shot to hit another home run.

  7. Camera:
    Don't think of the camera for snapshots or fine art. The camera is needed to open up many kinds of applications — augmented reality, magic window apps. Imagination is the limit.

    Imagine being able to take a snap of a page of music and having it instantly transcribed into piano roll notation.

    A tablet needs a camera (or two) the first gen iPad will look like an anomaly in the future due to its lack of cameras.

    Also Facetime is a major strategic initiative for Apple. They want a big piece of this future market.

    Memory:
    Word is multi-tasking will work better with more RAM. Hopefully at least Mobile Safari won't blow your cache and force reload of pages every tab switch.

    Dual Core:
    There is some debate that inefficiency of OS X context switches is at the core of some of the multitasking performance problems. Maybe dual core will address this. Cocoa Touch is for the most part single threaded though. So there's no automatic win with this one.

    Look for multi-tasking performance on mobile to become a hot button issue in 2011.

    USB:
    Not sure what that means. There's a mandate in EU that mobile devices be equipped with standardized micro-USB power. Then there's the possibility of the USB input that currently requires the Camera Connection Kit being integrated into the device so USB keyboards and cameras would work out of the box. It seems highly unlikely Apple will move away from the 30-pin dock connector as that's a huge source of Apple ecosystem lock-in.

    Display:
    We might see some bump in display resolution. But the fragmentation issues for iOS developers are starting to become significant. Also an iPad at Retina display resolutions would have some serious number of pixels and would push the limits of mobile GPUs.

    Also see more RAM above. You can't quadruple the number of pixels without quadrupling the amount of RAM. You've got to put those bitmaps someplace.

    Screen size:
    Due to the scorched-earth campaign Apple launched against 7″ tablets don't look for a new form-factor from Apple.

    Battery:
    iPad's battery is clearly too big and too heavy. (Do you really need 10 hours of non-stop video between charges?) Look for a smaller battery and more efficiency. Apple will figure out how to sell this as a feature. But Apple knows battery technology drives mobile, and Apple is the industry leader.

    Overall:
    Look for 2011 to present a much more competitive landscape for tablets. Apple has a huge first-mover advantage, but current iPad is going to look very long-in-the-tooth by mid-year. Apple has one shot to hit another home run.

  8. Camera:
    Don't think of the camera for snapshots or fine art. The camera is needed to open up many kinds of applications — augmented reality, magic window apps. Imagination is the limit.

    Imagine being able to take a snap of a page of music and having it instantly transcribed into piano roll notation.

    A tablet needs a camera (or two) the first gen iPad will look like an anomaly in the future due to its lack of cameras.

    Also Facetime is a major strategic initiative for Apple. They want a big piece of this future market.

    Memory:
    Word is multi-tasking will work better with more RAM. Hopefully at least Mobile Safari won't blow your cache and force reload of pages every tab switch.

    Dual Core:
    There is some debate that inefficiency of OS X context switches is at the core of some of the multitasking performance problems. Maybe dual core will address this. Cocoa Touch is for the most part single threaded though. So there's no automatic win with this one.

    Look for multi-tasking performance on mobile to become a hot button issue in 2011.

    USB:
    Not sure what that means. There's a mandate in EU that mobile devices be equipped with standardized micro-USB power. Then there's the possibility of the USB input that currently requires the Camera Connection Kit being integrated into the device so USB keyboards and cameras would work out of the box. It seems highly unlikely Apple will move away from the 30-pin dock connector as that's a huge source of Apple ecosystem lock-in.

    Display:
    We might see some bump in display resolution. But the fragmentation issues for iOS developers are starting to become significant. Also an iPad at Retina display resolutions would have some serious number of pixels and would push the limits of mobile GPUs.

    Also see more RAM above. You can't quadruple the number of pixels without quadrupling the amount of RAM. You've got to put those bitmaps someplace.

    Screen size:
    Due to the scorched-earth campaign Apple launched against 7″ tablets don't look for a new form-factor from Apple.

    Battery:
    iPad's battery is clearly too big and too heavy. (Do you really need 10 hours of non-stop video between charges?) Look for a smaller battery and more efficiency. Apple will figure out how to sell this as a feature. But Apple knows battery technology drives mobile, and Apple is the industry leader.

    Overall:
    Look for 2011 to present a much more competitive landscape for tablets. Apple has a huge first-mover advantage, but current iPad is going to look very long-in-the-tooth by mid-year. Apple has one shot to hit another home run.

  9. Camera:
    Don't think of the camera for snapshots or fine art. The camera is needed to open up many kinds of applications — augmented reality, magic window apps. Imagination is the limit.

    Imagine being able to take a snap of a page of music and having it instantly transcribed into piano roll notation.

    A tablet needs a camera (or two) the first gen iPad will look like an anomaly in the future due to its lack of cameras.

    Also Facetime is a major strategic initiative for Apple. They want a big piece of this future market.

    Memory:
    Word is multi-tasking will work better with more RAM. Hopefully at least Mobile Safari won't blow your cache and force reload of pages every tab switch.

    Dual Core:
    There is some debate that inefficiency of OS X context switches is at the core of some of the multitasking performance problems. Maybe dual core will address this. Cocoa Touch is for the most part single threaded though. So there's no automatic win with this one.

    Look for multi-tasking performance on mobile to become a hot button issue in 2011.

    USB:
    Not sure what that means. There's a mandate in EU that mobile devices be equipped with standardized micro-USB power. Then there's the possibility of the USB input that currently requires the Camera Connection Kit being integrated into the device so USB keyboards and cameras would work out of the box. It seems highly unlikely Apple will move away from the 30-pin dock connector as that's a huge source of Apple ecosystem lock-in.

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