Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Apple iPad 2 event said locked in for March 2

updated 01:30 pm EST, Tue February 22, 2011

Apple expected to show next iPad March 2

The next iPad is due to show at an event in just over a week, insiders claimed Tuesday. A special event in San Francisco is "firm" for March 2. While the invitations and location weren't given to AllThingsD, it expected official news shortly and for the event to take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, much as for the original iPad event on January 27 a year ago.

The release is expected to an aggressive update. While it won't get a Retina Display, most expect it now to use a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 chip and matching dual-core PowerVR SGX543 graphics that combined will give it a major leap in performance. Dual cameras should also be central to the strategy.

A thinner, more iPod touch-influenced body may come about along with a display that better handles the outdoors. Most have since ruled out talk of an SD card slot or full-size USB ports.

The release will be critical to Apple's strategy, since it will have to compete against a much fiercer tablet market that was virtually non-existent in January 2010, including the Motorola Xoom and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Most of these will be at least on par in most areas and are counting mostly on more open software and extras like eventual Flash support.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    +8

    Wow!

    Look, it's a picture of a building that, one day, maybe, will have an Apple event held inside!

  1. samirsshah

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Oct 2010

    +3

    OK.

    I wish you went for better graphics.

  1. wrenchy

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Nov 2009

    -7

    I thought


    someone said June release?? I guess you just can't trust all the rumours around this forum.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S 5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the phone that Android users have been craving for some time. Information coming out of Mobile World Co ...

STM Trust technology bag

The search for a good messenger bag that doubles as a laptop bag is something many travelers find themselves facing at least once. Bet ...

PenClic Bluetooth mouse

Windows 8 aside, computer users have been trained that a mouse is the proper way to navigate through the desktop for many years now. T ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News