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iPad 2 in Production: Thinner, Lighter, Faster, No Retina Display

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The Wall Street Journal claims that the next version of the iPad is now in production. They cite "people familiar with the matter".
The new device will be thinner, lighter and will come with a faster processor, more memory and a more powerful graphics processor, said the people familiar with the matter. It will have a front-facing camera for the first time for features like video-conferencing, but the resolution of the new iPad's display will be similar to the first iPad, they said.
The new iPad will be available through both Verizon and AT&T but not Sprint or T-Mobile, according to the newspaper.

Article Link: iPad 2 in Production: Thinner, Lighter, Faster, No Retina Display
 

Ambrose Chapel

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Ok, so confirming what John Gruber claimed on Daring Fireball. It's a bummer that there won't be a hi-res display, but that seemed like a pipe dream anway until at least next year. I'll still be buying one come launch day :)
 
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Shagrat

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well, given that the display will be roughly similar to my Macbook Pro 13" I don't think, unlike some.. that the lack of "Retina" display will be a reason for not buying this...

Get real, people!
 
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derek1984

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No better resolution. No thanks. I'll save my money for iPad 3. Looking at my iPhone 4 screen and then the current iPad, there's a huge difference in clarity.
 
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dal20402

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Not a surprise, but for me... no 2048x1536, no sale.

The existing iPad is no better at content consumption than my 13" MBP.

When the screen is sharp enough to make reading easier, I'll buy one.
 
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wordoflife

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Might have to hold off on this one, especially if I want to get a new phone.
 
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joskewarez

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The new device will be thinner, lighter and will come with a faster processor, more memory and a more powerful graphics processor,
wooow, what a news. :confused:
Is there anyone on earth who think, they are producing a new ipad that is thicker, much heavier, with a slower processor and with less powerful graphics proecessor?
 
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Santabean2000

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Sounds like a controlled leak to me. Dampen unrealistic expectations, whilst raising iPad awareness into the mainstream media once again.
 
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Woodcrest64

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No better resolution. No thanks. I'll save my money for iPad 3. Looking at my iPhone 4 screen and then the current iPad, there's a huge difference in clarity.

I'm pretty happy with my iPad. I've never had it crash or slow down yet. I can't same the same for my iPhone 3G though ;)
 
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CristobalHuet

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I'm confused...what does "similar resolution" mean?

Similar =/= identical.

Are they suggesting we'll seen an increase in resolution with the iPad 2, but not a "Retina" display? Interesting.
 
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WLS

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And where is the news in this?? it's in production? That was predicted
as was everything mentioned. How about some answers on whether there are any extra ports or the camera resolution or maybe some news?
 
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GeekLawyer

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Feels like the iPhone all over again. I bought an original iPhone on iDay. The 3G didn't wow me, so I held off until the 3GS. Then again, I bought an iPhone 4 a year later.

I've had my iPad since day one. I might sit out the first revision, again, and wait for 2012 to upgrade.

Hard call at this point. My heart says buy and my brain says wait.
 
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dlundgren

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No higher res, no sale

Current iPad resolution is awful for reading text-intensive documents, which is the main reason I had an iPad (I sold it due to the screen being horrible). Will wait for a better screen to buy.
 
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saltcured

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I'm glad there's not a higher res screen, the graphics card required to run games, etc. at 2048x1536 would suck up a lot of power and probably be slow too.
 
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ilifecomputer

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Not a surprise, but for me... no 2048x1536, no sale.

The existing iPad is no better at content consumption than my 13" MBP.

When the screen is sharp enough to make reading easier, I'll buy one.

I also want a better resolution for reading. But seriously, 2048x1536? My expensive-ass dell ultrasharp IPS doesnt even have a resolution that high. Apple doesn't specialize in miracle making. I hope we do get at least a small rez bump with a solution for using older apps included (some sort of window maybe?). Fingers crossed.
 
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xraytech

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No better resolution. No thanks. I'll save my money for iPad 3. Looking at my iPhone 4 screen and then the current iPad, there's a huge difference in clarity.

Okay I'll give you "Clarity", but now be truthful.

You prefer reading books on your iPhone 4 over the iPad?

You prefer surfing the net on your iPhone 4 over the iPad?

You prefer viewing videos on your iPhone 4 over the iPad?

A simple yes or no will suffice.
 
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