This must be the good news for iPad lovers. According to Digi Times sources, there would be three versions of next generation iPad, to run on a combination of Wi-Fi, UMTS and CDMA. This report claims that Apple will start mass production in next January and will be shipping over half a million iPad 2 units(500,000-530,000) with shipment ratio of Wi-Fi, UMTS and CDMA models at 3:4:3. These fresh rumours fuels in our opinion a late February or early March iPad 2 launch.
There’s been quite a lot of buzz around the next generation iPad. It is also being rumoured that Apple is working on better anti-smudge and anti-glare options for iPad 2 displays. It should have Near Field Communication (NFC) feature also like recently launched Nexus S.
Rumoured Specifications of Apple’s upcoming and unannounced iPad 2
# 3mm smaller than the current iPad
# Tapered edges, flat back & smaller blazel
# Retina display with thinner glass case
# Dual cameras(FaceTime feature)
# Dual core 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM
# Redesigned volume buttons
# 3-axis gyroscope and an USB port
# Metal mesh covered wide-range speakers
# Improved anti-smudge and anti-glare screen
# A thinner glass panel for a lighter build