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iPad 2 Will Have microSD Slot, Near-Retinal Display

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Jan 15 2011, 4:55pm CST | by

iPad 2 Will Have microSD Slot, Near-Retinal Display
 
 

Earlier this week MacRumors.com reported that the new iPad would launch in April and feature a near-retinal display. Since a true retinal display would be impossible on an iPad without a ridiculous processor upgrade, Apple is getting as close as they can. Today, Engadget reported the same thing- along with a host of other Apple rumors.

The iPad 2 will also (duh) have dual cameras. The biggest surprise of the lot is (probable) photo evidence of a microSD slot. There will still be no USB slot, but the addition of one sort of expanded storage makes the iPad that much more desirable. There's been no further word on the rumors that Apple will be the exclusive iPad 2 retailer for the first 3 months of its launch.

The iPhone 5 is said to be in deep, on-campus-only testing right now. It will pack a "multi-core" A5 CPU and a Qualcomm radio chipset- just like the Verizon iPhone 4. This fancy new processor will also launch with the next-gen Apple TV.

So will the iPad 2 also roll with that sweet multi-core A5 chip? If not, Apple will be a generation worth of power behind the competition. On the other hand, people don't tend to buy i-gadgets for their raw, screeching horsepower. When we know what direction Apple's chosen, we'll have a much better idea of their plan to deal with the threat posed by the Xoom, et al.

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