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The wait is finally over! Apple today sent out invites for iPad 2 event scheduled for March 2nd which reads, “Come see what 2011 will be the year of.” Rumors about Apple’s upcoming tablet computer have already reached to a point where the blogosphere has begun discussing the features of iPad 3.
iPad 2 is widely expected to feature front facing camera for facetime, back facing camera to record videos and take pictures. Leaked photos of second gen iPad cover suggest that Apple’s new tablet will be thinner, lighter and have a large speaker grill.
The possibility of iPad 2 featuring retina display has also been widely discussed but most industry pundits believe that we won’t see that in the second gen product.
Apple shipped around 15 million iPads in 2010 however, this year they face competition from Motorola and RIM. The tablet market is currently dominated by iPad but now it seems that users are willing to experiment with different form factor and looking for more power and increased functionality (ports?).
iPad 2 is also expected to feature A5 processor but we won’t see any model with smaller screen size. During product demo on March 2nd we could probably see Apple announce iOS 4.3 which might introduce new apps like Photo Booth for iOS.
What are your predictions? Will the iPad 2 feature SD card slot , more memory and come in smaller screen size? Let us know what you think.