IPad 2: No SD Slot, Thinner Body, 512 MB Of RAM

Posted: Feb 25 2011, 11:22am CST | by , in Rumors | Apple

 
iPad 2: No SD Slot, Thinner Body, 512 MB of RAM
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No retinal display, either.

The iPad 2 is set to be unveiled next week on March 2. But it may have seen a detailed reveal already. Hot on the heels of yesterday's mock-up we're hearing rumors from Engadget with new details. Apparently, the long-expected SD slot is dead as a doornail.

Apple has also killed the higher resolution "near retinal" display. Or it never existed in the first place. That's the problem with these rumors. We only ever have phantoms to go on, so it isn't clear if Apple killed these features or if these were just rumors that never had any ground to them. I tend towards the latter view of things.

NOW the iPad 2 is expected to launch with a beefier Cortex A5 dual-core processor and a hair more RAM, 512 MB. There will be at least a front-facing camera and most likely a rear-facing camera as well. Other than those changes, expect most of Apple's work to have gone into trimming the frame and cutting out some of that excess weight.

The 1.5 pound current iPad is too large for extended, comfortable reading. I think we can expect the iPad 2 to hit much closer to 1 pound, which will once again leave Motorola and the other tablet-makers scrambling to catch up. Would you expect things to shake out any other way?

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