Apple iPad 2: Launch, Specs & Features

Apple iPad 2
San Francisco, Jan 30: The rumors about Apple iPad 2 reached its peak during last two months. With the announcement of Motorola Xoom tablet, technology giant Apple is on defensive mode to retain their major share intablet market. Market analysts opinionated that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will announce the launch of iPad 2 by 2011 Feb mid.

Rumors doing rounds go wild with immense features on iPad 2. Analysts justifies the rumors describing Motorola Xoom as a real iPad killer. Most of us expect camera on iPad 2, which was an integral part in the success of Samsung Galaxy Tab. Here is the expected specifications of Apple iPad 2.

1. Camera
Currently, Apple iPad controls more than 70 percent of the total tablet market. Earlier it was about 80 percent, but the emerge of Google Android tablets affected its sale. The main reason for this was the Camera feature. Most of the new tablets boast camera and many of them have dual camera that support video calling. So, surely we can expect dual cameras on Apple iPad 2.

2. USB port
Another major change on iPad 2 will be the availability of a USB port. Currently, iPad has a 30-pin dock connector for externel connectivity. New iPad 2 will boast mini USB port that helps users to upload movies and files more easily and fastly.

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3. Retina Display
Apple introduced the high-resolution Retina Display on iPhone 4 that made it an unique smartphone. It is expected that iPad 2 will also get the high resolution Retina Display.

4. 7-inch Display
Apple is in confusion about the size of screen. Most of the rumors suggest that iPad 2 will have a 7-inch screen, that will make iPad to compete with Samsung Galxy Tab which offers the same size. Some others advocate that iPad 2 will have 10-inch screen to compete with Motorola Xoom which offers 10.1-inch screen.

5. Performance
Apple iPad 2 may get dual core graphics that means SGX543 graphics or A5, which makes this new tablet as the most powerful one in the market.

6. Flash support
Some rumors suggest that Apple may co-operate with Adobe to offer Flash support in iPad 2. Most of the tablets running on Andoid OS have Flash support, which is an essential component for web surfing.

Rumors and speculations have made the Apple iPad 2 as the much awaited gadget of 2011. Like all other gadgets launch, Apple has not announced any specifications about the iPad 2. So, we have to wait to see the new changes made by Steve Jobs on iPad. Stay tuned for more updates.

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