iPad 2 Features Leak

Mike Halsey MVP
Nov 26, 2010
Updated • Jan 4, 2018
Apple, Companies

Update: Apple in the meantime released new versions of the iPad. At the time of writing this update, 4th generation iPads are available including an iPad Mini.

Suggested features for the iPad 2 which is expected sometime next spring have today leaked online.

These include a well overdue USB port, front facing camera, retina display type screen and 3-axis gyroscopes.  The leak was reported by Chinese site DigiTimes.

It should be noted that this is all unsubstantiated rumour though each feature mentioned does indeed make sense, with the possible exception of the front-facing camera because ever since their first invention webcams have been flying off the shelves and I and all of my friends receive at least three mobile video calls a day... not.

The report also says the iPad 2 will be lighter, again not surprising and though it doesn't say it'll have a longer lasting battery life it'll probably have that too.

The point I'm trying to make here, if you haven't picked up on the sarcasm already, is that you could pretty much say anything that sounds logical at this stage and the entire web would pick up on it and treat it as fact.  The only fact we have is that we currently know nothing about the iPad 2 and aren't likely to until it's launch event (unless someone leaves a prototype laying around in a bar, though that never happens with Apple products  :P)

Apple will certainly need to raise their game and making the next generation iPad a lot lighter will address one of the biggest criticisms with with current tablet.  At the moment Apple still own the tablet market, though Samsung are slowly catching up.  It will be interesting to see what Apple's response to the new breed of Android tablets will be.


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  1. Anonymous said on March 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    usb port

  2. paige maddison said on January 19, 2011 at 11:31 am

    will the new ipad have a camera???????????????????xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. zambutu said on December 1, 2010 at 12:09 am

    stronger wifi is definately needed, i can’t even use my ipad in most rooms at school, but laptops do fine

  4. Chris said on November 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I heard that they will display advertising at the placeholder areas where flash should have been displayed! :)

  5. Reynaldo said on November 27, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Would be nice if can run flash

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