What to expect from iPad 2

Now that we’ve finally heard the news that Apple is launching iPad 2 on the 2nd of March, what should we start to expect from the new device?

There’s been plenty of speculation about the screen on the new device. If it follows in the steps of the iPhone 4, it will have a Retina display and the resolution will be quadrupled. Any other resolution would lead to huge compatibility headaches. Can Apple pull this off on such a small device without depleting the battery life? If it can, the iPad 2 will be almost impossible to beat in terms of screen quality.

A front facing camera, and hence FaceTime support is almost certain, along with better specifications all round. Expect the iPad to feature more RAM, more flash memory storage, and a dual core CPU.

Will the new iPad be any lighter? It’s hard to see how it could be, with all the extra tech on board. But then it’s hard to see how Apple could be happy to release something that’s heavier, especially when considering the mobile use of the device.

Thank goodness we only have to wait one more week to find out!

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