If rumors about the launch date of the next generation iPad are to be believed, then we are at least a quarter away from seeing this new iPad 2 on the shelves of retail stores. However, we are already starting to hear about the features that this new iPad could come with. According to reports published on a Chinese daily, the second generation of iPad could come with as many as five new features.
The newspaper claims that iPad 2 will offer video calling, a retina display, a 3-axis gyroscope and USB support. The publication also backs earlier claims that the new tablet device could be thinner than the current model.
While of course these are rumors and do not need substantiation, I am a little doubtful about the retina display at least. The addition of this new display technology on iPhone 4 was not smooth to say the least with several customers complaining about issues with discoloration.
Introduction of a similar feature on the iPad is not only going to make this a lot more expensive but could also bring more troubles to Apple as far as its hardware bugs go. There has been no paucity of the same in recent times and Cupertino wouldn’t want more.