Apple iPad vs iPad2 upcoming version (speculations)
Update: This was a speculation comparison we added the actual iPad2 version to see which rumors were wrong
NOTE: The rear camera resolution is still unknown
iPad next generation is highly expected
Here are some speculations of the upcoming iPad version presented as a comparison matrix.
- Front camera probability:
There is no way it does not include it. First version should already have it. For the resolution, some rumors talked about a poor resolution 0.7MP (1024x768).
- Rear camera probability:
As for the front camera, it's very unlikely that the upcoming iPad version does not have a rear camera. The uncertainty remains for the resolution.
- RAM probability:
256MB was barely enough so there is no doubt the iPad 2nd generation will have at least 512MB.
- Dual core processor probability:
The first iPad generation is running flawlessly with one core, adding some RAM should be enough to make it comfortable. So this will probably be for a later generation.
- Near Field Communication (NFC)
iPhone next generation will most likely have NFC, but it might not be as useful on the iPad, so it's not sure Apple will include it.
- Retina screen resolution
The iPhone 4 have a beautiful screen, some expects the same pixel density for the new iPad screen. That would mean 2048x1536 pixels; I don't think there will be enough power to support this resolution while keeping the UI fluid as Apple do it.
- USB Port, SD Card slot
It's unlikely that Apple start to include this standard port, since that would cut 64GB sales, in case of several capacity versions.
- Bluetooth 3.0 probability:
The latest Bluetooth version is not yet popular, there is very few chances Apple will include this technology in it's upcoming iPad