Rumor: new, thinner 9.7 inch Apple iPad to be unveiled in Q2 2011

Sold in more than 3 million units until now, Apple’s iPad is definitely one of the world’s most successful tablets. So it makes perfect sense for Apple to plan the launch of a new iPad sometime next year.

According to Bloomberg, which quotes Goldman Sachs analysts, the second-generation iPad may have the same 9.7 inch display that’s been included in the first model. However, the new Apple tablet could be thinner and lighter, featuring a mini USB port and a camera.

Like the first iPad, the upcoming one will “likely” be manufactured by Foxconn (aka Hon Hai Precision).

Analysts have also noted that the “creation” of the rumored 7 inch iPad (which would compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the BlackBerry PlayBook) has “not been finalized”.

As always, all this analyst talk may mean nothing. Then  again, it wouldn’t be the first time when analysts’ predictions come true.

More on this as we get it.

Author: Florin

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  • Lilstar4eva24

    Will there be a new Ipad in 2011? If so, will it have a hole on the side put put your memory stick in? Thankyou :)

  • Anonymous

    I hope apple pays more attention to strong customers’ experience with apple’s products by updating ios or providing more free apps. I want to share some featured and free ipad games in ifunia ipad column with you, enjoying your ipad time. p.s.: I bought my ipad in july.