Sources originating from China’s Economic Daily News have stated that the new iPad will be released in April/ May of 2011, around the same time as the Blackberry PlayBook.
This same source also reveals some exciting news features that will be present in the iPad 2. It will have two new cameras, one will at the front and the other on the back, which will enable iPad users to use FaceTime. Another exciting new feature include the implementation of a retina display screen and a 3 – axis gyroscope.. Meanwhile it is also suggested that Apple will attach a USB port to the iPad 2, this will allow users to connect Storage devices and upload movies, documents and photos. The arrival of a USB port will resolve the negative issues that surrounded the current generation iPad, with many fans believing the iPad failed to fulfil its full potential without a USB port.
This iPad 2 will compete with rival companies such as Samsung and RIM, who have both released their own Tablet PC’s; the Blackberry PlayBook and Samsung Galaxy Tablet. However in 2011 will fans truly the next generation Apple iPad will appear, and this will blow the competition out the water. It must be stated that none of the above has yet to be confirmed from Apple, however this same paper reported rumours that turned out to be true with regard to the original iPad. This suggests they have a legitimate source within the manufacturing plant in China.