It’s certainly not time just yet for Apple to start waving the white flag, but Google’s Android is definitely starting to chip away at Cupertino’s dominance in the tablet market, with the iPad slipping to 77 percent, while Android is up to 22 percent.
Guessing at what Apple will feature in the next iPad is keeping analysts busy as usual this time of year, with the leading speculation mostly being the same as before -- with the addition of an estimated five million units sold in the first quarter alone.
There’s been plenty of chatter in recent weeks about the potential for the next iPad to pack a higher-resolution display, but the leading speculation says it won’t be happening -- at least not until the iPad 3, presumably next year, says one analyst.
The digging into iOS 4.3 beta 2 continues, with the latest discovery a string that seems to indicate the iPad 2 may wind up with the same back-facing camera as the iPod touch -- which means 720p video recording may indeed be a reality.
iOS 4.3 betas continue to bring forth interesting evidence of what Apple’s next iPad may introduce -- and thanks to an image file tucked away, it appears that camera-related apps such as FaceTime, Camera and PhotoBooth are on deck for iPad 2.
For the last week or so, the rumor mill has been in overdrive on the subject of the iPad 2 and what kind of higher-resolution display it might have. According to one pundit, those of you waiting for something awesome might be disappointed.
If a Chinese case manufacturer is to be believed, Apple’s next iPad may come with quite a few new ports and functionality -- including both front and rear cameras, an SD card slot and even a port that appears to accept a mini DisplayPort cable.
Apple’s custom A4 chip introduced with the iPad a year ago was certainly impressive -- but let’s face it, that’s so 2010. The stars are aligning and they seem to indicate that this year’s iDevices will be taking a major step forward with a dual-core A5 processor.
On the heels of speculation about the iPad 2 getting double the resolution and a dual-core GPU, a few other tidbits leaked out over the weekend involving parts already on sale for the unannounced device as well as three mysterious SKUs for the iPad that have landed in Best Buy’s database.
Over the weekend, iPad 2 rumors and speculation were churning away with wild abandon, including the revelation that Apple may be including graphics in their own apps that are double the current device’s resolution -- and that a refresh of the tablet will include a dual-core GPU to handle them.