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The New Apple iPad 2 Is Coming In April 2011

Updated on February 21, 2011

Second Generation iPad

The new iPad is expected to hit shelves in April 2011. As of February 2011, it was already being built. Apple Computer's hot new tablet created a new way to compute — not to mention read, play games, listen to music, browse the Internet and send email. Entire new businesses are being created for the iPad, including Rupert Murdoch's new news venture, The Daily.

And best of all, the latest greatest improved version of the popular iPad hits the market in April 2011. It will be lighter and thinner than the original iPad, it has more memory and a faster processor, and it will have a front-facing camera like the iPhone 4 has.

Apple introduced the first iPad tablet in 2010, and it shipped almost 15 million iPads in the first 9 months it was available. Apple will ship 36.5 million iPads in 2011, making the sexy little thing one of the hottest items around.

iPad 2 Features

The newest version of the iPad will be equipped with 2 iPad cameras, one front -facing. This means that business people can use the Apple iPad 2 for video conferencing, according to a report in Reuters.

The latest generation iPad will also be slimmer and lighter than the original iPad. The screen on the iPad 2 will have a higher resolution than the first generation iPad, making it better for movies, games and photos. And it will be faster, with more memory.

Details about the new Apple iPad 2 keep slipping out from suppliers in China who are making parts for the iPad 2 device.

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      s.carver 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Fair enough, Bubba! I mostly agree with you, but as a journalist, I do think that reports that come from suppliers, ie the factories in China that have received an order for X number of widgets used in the iPad, are pretty reliable and the best that Apple watchers can hope for given how tight-lipped the company is.

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      Bubba 6 years ago

      Yada, yada, yada. Predictions are great, but unless backed up by facts, and by facts I don´t mean "a supposidly friend working at Apple bla bla", they are just predictions. Let´s just wait and see.

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      Lea Cullen Boyer 6 years ago

      Can't wait! I need the video conferencing tools. Sustainable tool for avoiding travel!

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      Jason Menayan 6 years ago from San Francisco

      LOL! Great Hub! I'm looking forward to seeing how close your predictions are. :)