updated 03:55 am EST, Sat January 8, 2011
iPad 2 may arrive month after Verizon iPhone
Apple could launch the next iPad in a month's time based on sources' claims late on Friday. Kevin Rose's tips had the tablet arriving in the next "3-4 weeks." February 1 was mentioned as a possibility, although this is less likely given that the earliest Chinese production claims have had it releasing in March.
Both sources concurred on the features, which would give it a higher resolution display, though they disagreed on the resolution. One said it would have a higher resolution but disagreed that it would qualify as a Retina Display-style screen. It would have a higher pixel density but wouldn't go so far as to quadruple the resolution like on the iPhone 4.
An indirect resolution upgrade would be unusual, as Apple has rarely changed resolutions and with the iPhone 4 deliberately chose a resolution that would let apps upscale without any visible effects. Low density has still been one of the complaints about the iPad's display and may increase both to improve the visuals as well as compete against a slew of higher resolution Android tablets, such as the 1280x800 Motorola Xoom.