9to5mac has apparently acquired an IPad 2 screen

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    Excellent news! If parts are available like this then a roll-out is sooner than some think. If parts are in the supply chain then they will leak just as this did. Apple might as well have an official roll-out and get on top of this. What's next the motherboards or the shell?
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking! Hopefully Feb 9 keynote!!!! Is it also possible that it might be feb 2??? (the daily keynote)
     
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    I'm sticking by my prediction of the third Tuesday of Feb. Today is the first Tuesday so three weeks from now!.
     
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    Did you forget that that was tomorrow? I doubt that Apple wouldn't even alert the media to their latest flagship product.
     
  6. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the media going to be there anyway? Its just a wild idea anyway.
     
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    It's not Apple's event.
    Theyre going to milk the media when iPad 2 is released. They won't parasitize News corp's conference and get no attention.
     
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, Apple is going to send the iTunes VP to what is essentially an app launch to announce the iPad 2. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey I said it was a wild hopeful idea!!!:D
     
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    Yup. Just like they sent Tim Cook to help unveil the Verizon iPhone. Both of these events are part Apple/ part <insert company>.
     
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    (in case this is a true peace of news)
    Then does this mean that iPad 2 will have smaller bezel since frame of the screen is significantly smaller?
     
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    Possibly. The bezel is there for a reason, though. :cool:
     
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    yeah, I know but it makes appearance of ipad really ugly :(
     
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    True - to some extent. They could probably shave off a little bit...
     
  15. Zackmd1 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I saw some rumors back in dec saying about 3mm will be shaved off each side so it might make some difference.
     
  16. hayesk macrumors 65816

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    One of the pics shows the part number. It's an LG 1024x768 screen.
     
  17. MaxPower49 macrumors 6502a

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    doesn't look anti-glare in those pictures. :/
     
  18. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Retina Display for the iPad2 = G5 Powerbook rumors :cool:
     
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    so how much of a weight reduction does this 30-35% decrease in width translate to?
     
  20. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    The current iPad LCD is about 150 grams (just over 5 ounces) and the glass is about 190 grams (nearly 7 ounces).
     
  21. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Probably not much in terms of the final weight of the device. Most of the iPad's weight is the battery.
     
  22. poloponies, Feb 1, 2011
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    Nope. Battery is 3rd in line, weight-wise, after glass and LCD (it weighs under 150 grams).

    Breakdown:

    * Aluminum back 138 grams
    * Battery 148 grams
    * LCD 153 grams
    * Glass (and frame) 193 grams
    * Speaker: 17 grams
    * Main board: 21 grams
    * Everything else: 27 grams
     
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    hmm, makes me think that with a lighter screen and all the advancements Apple is always making with batteries that they may be able to cut off a considerable amount of weight from the original design...maybe only 1-1.25 lbs?
     
  24. WLS macrumors 65816

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    9 to 5 reports the new screen is 10 grams lighter. I would expect the battery to have some improvements too.
    also they report that an iPad2 was spotted at the daily roll-out.
    I've got to believe that an iPad2 roll-out is less than a month away.
     

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