iPad 2G coming early year 2011
Its almost end of 2010, and iPad will be refreshing by early next year as Apple normally refresh their products yearly. This includes iPhone, iMac, Macbooks, thus I treat it that iPad will be refreshing yearly too. iPad has been very successfully, it attracts alot of new users, especially older or younger generation.
What to expect for iPad 2G?
So what can we expect for the new iPad? On the safe side, I’m sure iPad 2G will have at least a front facing camera for FaceTime. I’m still thinking if there is any reasons to put a rear facing camera for iPad, as I don’t see any use case for it. Apple has been adding camera to almost all their products which includes iPhone, iPod Touch and Macs, thus iPad will be the last in line to have FaceTime.
iPad 2G Better Screen, longer battery life and weigh less?
iPad 2G should a better resolution screen, Retina should be on the way, although it will cost more, but I feel that A4 Processor should be still good enough to power iPad 2G, thus overall manufacturing iPad 2G should be cheaper, except Retina Display and maybe even more powerful battery to extend iPad’s battery life even more. iPad has been getting around 7-10hours of battery life depending on how you use it, it is very impressive, but no one will complain if iPad 2G get even better battery life.
But I feel is that iPad should be abit smaller, maybe the size of 7inch, so holding it is easier, and I can use 2 thumbs to type when I hold it in a portrait mode. The current iPad is slightly too big for Asian’s hands when I’m holding iPad, typing with my thumbs is still ok, but it will be more comfortable if it is slightly smaller. Smaller means lighter right? I feel that the current iPad is really abit too heavy for anyone to hold up for more than 15minutes. If Apple can bring the weight of it to less than 500gram, it will be much better compare to current 0.6-0.7kg.
So are we going to see what I hope iPad can be for generation 2? Let’s wait for it to come out, and hope that we will all be surprise with what is coming!