I've been reading a lot about current android tablets and phones, and I've compiled a list of what I think are reasonable improvements that will be made for the iPad 2. Knowing apples history of always underwhelming with specs, but making up for it with smooth software, these are my guesses. 1) Dual core, 1 ghz custom apple A9 processor - I have decided I want an iPad, and i'm going to wait for the iPad 2. If it doesn't have a dual core processor, that will break it for me. I can give or take pretty much everything else, but this I have to demand. 2) Larger standard flash disks. When the original iPad came out, one of the biggest jokes was the base size of 16 gigabytes. My 16 gig ipod touch is a pain in the ass because I cannot fit nearly all my music, NO videos, and if I want to install new apps I basically have to go rooting around my library and deleting songs from my ipod. A device like the iPad that is supposed to be used for more content manipulation and creation than an ipod MUST have more space. A standard 32 gig size for the entry level $499 iPad 2 would be acceptable. I know a lot of android devices still only have 8-16 gigs, but they also have SD slots so that point is moot. 3) I expect the screen to be the same 4) Low res front facing camera for face time, NO rear facing camera. I don't see the point in a rear facing camera on something as large as the iPad. It makes sense to take out your cell phone and snap some pics (or your ipod), but it wouldn't make any sense with an ipad. 5) More ram. Most likely they will give 512 megs, but 1 gig is possible (although almost certainly not going to happen). 6) Updated graphics chip. This would be nice to see since the current one is the same as was in the iphone 3GS. 7) Possibly a bit thinner, lighter, and longer battery life. It could have any or all of these improvements, but to me it wouldn't be a big deal either way. 8) Gyroscope. Of course it will be able to play all of those fancy new games that use the gyroscope of the iphone 4 for aiming. The current iPad is so successful, I can't see them doing more than the moderate speed/space bumps i've suggested above. My problem with the current iPad is that it's GREAT for the apps out right now, but there are not really any good iPad apps out (with the exception of note taker HD). The ultimate usefulness of the iPad will be strictly determined by app content and developer creativity, and I want a new iPad with faster specs that can accommodate future apps that really start to use the full potential of the iPad. It won't be until the iPad 2 is released that there really are a decent collection of killer iPad apps out, and so for me it doesn't make sense to buy one until then. Angry birds HD, flight control HD, etc... are much better on the iPad than iphone, but they aren't exactly making the iPad a must have device for most people. I need it to allow me to do something BETTER and more efficiently than I already do with my macbook pro. I think using it as a PDF reader for scientific papers will be a huge draw for me, since i've been meaning to move away from massive stacks of printed papers I have on my desk. Obviously I can use the current iPad for a PDF reader, but like i've said I want more to make the purchase worth while and not just a flashy gadget.