1. Wiley John Wright's Avatar

    The iPad was released only nine months ago and already anticipation for the next version is at a fever pitch. A few mockup images have been floating around the internet for some time now, but these have mostly been from case manufactures. These images have only given us a few hints at what Apple is planning for the next version of the iPad. Of course, nothing is final until Steve releases a product to the world himself.

    New images coming out of China, at first were thought to be actual leaked photos of the iPad 2, but were soon discovered to be only mockup images instead. I’m surprised anyone thought they were anything other than mockups, because leaked images never look like they’ve been shot in a professional photo studio. These images represent what the next iPad may look like, given the information coming out of China from know Apple manufactures.

    Apple will reveal their plans for the iPad 2 in there own time, but they’re planning something big, judging by the vacation black-out dates Apple employees now face for the end of January and the beginning of February. The Verizon iPhone has been rumored for so long that I'll believe it when I see it. It is just as likely that Apple will preview the latest iPad during this time period as well.

    It’s been widely speculated that Apple will not be venturing into any new product categories during 2011. If true, then we know the next Apple Event will be for an updated product and not for something completely new.

    I for one always enjoy seeing slick mockup images. It’s always interesting to comparing these images to the actual product when they eventually do come out. Sometimes the mockups are actually pretty close to the final shipping product. Of course, sometimes these images are really out in left field.

    Source: Cult of Mac
    Last edited by Wiley John Wright; 2011-01-07 at 06:33 AM. Reason: Moved 2nd image below the break
    2011-01-07 06:32 AM
  2. Cowboy's Avatar
    I am digging the new pics
    2011-01-07 06:37 AM
  3. wesker17's Avatar
    where is the "usb port" they said in other rumors?
    2011-01-07 06:45 AM
  4. shadow-evillink's Avatar
    Looks like it got a MBA look to it.
    2011-01-07 06:47 AM
  5. unison999's Avatar
    2011-01-07 06:55 AM
  6. GellBrake'rrrr's Avatar
    As much as I'd love for the second Gen iPad to have a USB port(like rumored), I HIGHLY doubt it will have one. Thats really one thing about the iPad that riddles me..... Why wouldn't they have one???

    Let the answers begin my fellow mmi people, cuz I really /do/ want to know.

    Give me your thoughts.......
    2011-01-07 07:05 AM
  7. Cowboy's Avatar
    Whats that have to do with what we are talking about? Dont spam please
    2011-01-07 07:07 AM
  8. saunupe1911's Avatar
    He's not spamming. He was just mentioning another tablet that he liked. Theres almost a dozen new tablets coming out. I'm trying to find out as much info as I can for all of them, not just the iPad 2. I want to see if the king can be dethroned. I'm a consumer first, fan of apple second.
    2011-01-07 07:28 AM
  9. zozodouce's Avatar
    thank GOD there will be more tabs in 2011,so far 2011 is not looking good for crapple and their bull.
    2011-01-07 07:45 AM
  10. Cer0's Avatar
    Only tablet/slate I am interested besides iPad is the Playbook and the tablets that will have Android 3.0. Any other Android version just doesn't feel like tablet material. The 3.0 showing was very nice. I do love the iOS but very interested in QNX and Android 3.0.
    2011-01-07 07:54 AM
  11. StealthBravo's Avatar
    Looks about right
    2011-01-07 07:55 AM
  12. azxken's Avatar
    look ugly...
    2011-01-07 08:06 AM
  13. StealthBravo's Avatar
    Im not sure about the speaker but I would expect the iPad 2 to look damn close to this
    2011-01-07 08:07 AM
  14. Cer0's Avatar
    Expect them to make the back different material. Kind of like how 2G was then 3G changed it.
    2011-01-07 08:18 AM
  15. StealthBravo's Avatar
    You think so? I would imagine it stays the same. I will be pissed if it goes to plastic.
    2011-01-07 08:18 AM
  16. Cowboy's Avatar
    If they make it go plastic that will be the stupidest thing apple ever did with a product.
    2011-01-07 08:24 AM
  17. StealthBravo's Avatar
    You think they will go glass like iPhone 4? I wouldnt think so.
    2011-01-07 08:25 AM
  18. Cowboy's Avatar
    They just need to stick to aluminum
    2011-01-07 08:27 AM
  19. StealthBravo's Avatar
    I imagine they will
    2011-01-07 08:29 AM
  20. unison999's Avatar
    Whats that have to do with what we are talking about? Dont spam please
    Like the other gy said, I am more interested in getting a tablet with real OS instead one made from phone OS. That means not interested in iOS or the Android.
    BTW this can not go glass, glass at that size is heavy. They can go Titanium, but it would be too heavy. I would also consider carbon fiber as an option. Go plastic feels cheap
    Last edited by unison999; 2011-01-07 at 08:33 AM.
    2011-01-07 08:31 AM
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