The question is, will what is delivered match up to our collective expectations, or will Apple both surprise and shock with what it does deliver, and what it inevitably leaves out for whatever crunchy reasons cross the mind of the Supreme Apple himself, Steve Jobs?
We won't know the answer to those questions until either Steve Jobs launches the iPad 2 unto the world, or some tech publication finds a camouflaged iPad 2 causally and accidentally 'left in a bar', but we can iDream, right?
Steve Jobs might tell us to dream on, but in the world of iSpeculation, nothing is out of bounds until Steve Jobs declares it to be so, probably to then release it in the iPad 3 or some other future iSuccessor.
But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, what with thoughts of the iPad 3 and even iPad 4 knocking at the door, let's turn our attention to what Apple's next iPad is slated, so to speak, to contain.
First up is a beefed up processor and twice the RAM, from the current 256MB to 512MB (if not more!). Sure, the current iPad has the 1GHz Apple A4, but honestly, there are times when I think my otherwise nice and shiny iPad could be a heck of a lot faster.
So, let's hope that rumours of a dual-core Apple A4 are true, and that not only does it have dual-core goodness, but a faster clock speed, while still performing the herculean task of at least matching the current outstanding battery life, if not actually managing to improve it. And double down on double the RAM, at least the same as the iPhone 4, which has 512MB, unlike the current iPad, which as mentioned above, has only 256MB. We get to storage in Gigabytes later in the article.
Second is a higher-resolution screen. There has been much chatter over the fact that a 'Retina Display' type screen over a 9.7-inch space would result in far too many pixels and performance requirements for at least the current iPad to handle, so some dismiss it outright while others believe a Retina-esque display will appear, replete with more pixels and a greater pixel density, but without chucking the performance baby out with the bathwater.
You should be keeping water away from your iPad anyway, be it the iPad 1 or the iPad 2.
Third on the list sees dreams of an inbuilt USB port adorning the iPad 2 continue, despite everyone knowing that Apple will limit that ports capabilities should it appear, and likewise not only do people want two 'dock ports' so that the iPad can be docked in either a horizontal or vertical format, but people have also asked that a MicroUSB port also be included for charging purposes, if nothing else - although the ability to also sync through that port certainly won't be unwelcome.
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