For the past two weeks I've seen a ton of negative, anti-Apple, iPad hating, "you've all been brainwashed" comments from people blowharding about how the iPad 2 will be a minor update, a weak offering compared to "other 2011 tablets" etc. I know its fun to bash Apple, there's plenty of that going around at all times. But if you stop and look at facts and the way Apple tends to do things, I doubt very seriously that the iPad 2 will be a minor tweak or slight spec bump. Take a second to look back... just as the first iPad was making its way to people, it had been mentioned that Apple's team was already on the iPad 2. That means they'd had nearly a full year to prep this offering. Surely months of feedback and millions of user comments later have played into the second coming of the iPad, and whatever it is they drop next week, it's not going to be a P.O.S. as the haters love to promise. We can all rest assured that they didn't spend their ten months (or whatever it was) on cameras either, that was probably a given from the get-go, and their time has been spent elsewhere. Is it going to be the spec leader for the year? Might not be. Apple is known to hold back some, I'll concede that. But its done with a little more thought than most think, and whatever we do get, it will be a nice upgraded edition.