Ever wonder what the names of the countries mean?

I found this picture and its amazing.


Aight we all know that the iPad 2 has 2 cameras, but how powerful this will be?

Some people from 9to5 mac are saying that will be 0.3 megapixel on the front and 1 on back.

What yall think?

Source: 9to5 Mac


Hey people!

I know that the iPad, rather than be a last tech gadget, has become in some sort of fashion that everyone has to fit in.

This was released just a few months ago but the iPad 2 is right here.
I had been reading, in the past few weeks, a lot of rumors around this magnificent device and i made a collection of the best articles so far.

Enjoy


More compact

Argument:

  • Case makers have received measurements differing from current iPad by small, but noticeable amounts, mainly in depth
  • Nearly every Apple product gets thinner generation by generation
  • iPhone 5 rumored to be getting full redesign; iPad presaged iPhone 4 design and would likely do so for iPhone 5

Objection:

  • Old cases won’t fit

Judgment: A thinner, perhaps more easily gripped form factor is almost guaranteed. Apple doesn’t want the old cases to fit.


New size and/or aspect ratio

Argument:

  • Many media-centric tablets are adopting a widescreen format
  • A 7″ iPad would be more portable, have a sharper screen, and be more conducive to video calling
  • Most other Apple products come in small, medium, and large sizes

Objection:

  • Steve himself ridiculed 7″ tablets as “tweeners”
  • Too many iPad applications are already formatted for 4:3
  • The hardware metaphor for the iPad isn’t a “tiny computer screen” but a “magical notepad,” and the 4:3 size more closely resembles that metaphor
  • No other iOS devices come in multiple aspect ratios or sizes

Judgment: Extremely unlikely. Apple will keep their product simple and familiar while the rest of the industry experiments with relatively unproven sizes and form factors.


SD card slot

Argument:

  • Mockups show a mysterious port that is SD-card sized
  • Major customer demand
  • New market for white, Apple-branded SD media

Objection:

  • No other iOS device has an SD slot
  • SD would interrupt storage-based price tiering on the device (why pay for SSD?)
  • Opening door to upgrading to SDXC would exacerbate the previous poiint
  • Disruptive to Apple’s PC-centric hub system of managing media (iTunes, iPhoto)
  • Arbitrary limitations to SD card capabilities may baffle users

Judgment: I personally have a lot of trouble believing Apple would do something so calculated, but Engadget says their source is “near certain,”


New multi-core “A5″ processor based on Cortex A9

Argument:

  • iPhone 5 and other new Apple mobile devices moving to this new chipset
  • Move from Infineon to Qualcomm
  • Unification of CDMA and GSM signal operation
  • Necessary to support new graphics and on-device media management (following from SD card)
  • Year-over year improvements to iOS devices have always improved CPU
  • New graphics core known, CPU and chipset will upgrade with

Objection:

  • None, sounds pretty solid

Judgment: Almost guaranteed.


Dual cameras with flash

Argument:

  • Code shipped with original iPad suggests camera was close to being integrated even then
  • Newer code refers to flash and front and rear cameras
  • Case mockups already show holes for cameras
  • Apple wants to integrate Facetime with their entire lineup from iPod touch up to Mac Pros

Objection:

  • Who wants to take a picture with their iPad?

Judgment: Very likely.


Very high-resolution display (2048×1536)

Argument:

  • Leaked developer assets suggest a second resolution increase like that from the iPhone 3GS to iPhone 4
  • Apple has successfully kept a similarly high-profile display technology under wraps for a year or more with the original retina display for iPhone 4
  • It’s the logical next step for iPad resolution
  • 2x stretching wouldn’t be very destructive at such a high resolution
  • Hypothetically a major selling point against competing tablets, none of which are even close to this resolution

Objection:

  • Some say this quality of display simply doesn’t exist yet
  • There’s no content built to fit such a resolution; even 1080p content would be “windowed”
  • Significant increases in RAM or GPU power would be required to drive display
  • Could be extremely costly

Judgment: Likely. I think they’re going to go for it. The objections are easily surmountable and if Apple is pushing media and photography, a high-quality screen like this will be a key advantage.


Marginally increased resolution (1280×960)

Argument:

  • Would enable 720p content to be played back at native resolution
  • Much more in line with existing display tech

Objection:

  • Resizing 1024×768 assets to this resolution would be awkward
  • Not much of a functional advantage other than the movie playback, and the iPad is already only a marginal movie machine due to its 4:3 form factor

Judgment: Very unlikely; I just don’t see this “evolutionary” step happening. Either Apple will stay with 1024×768 or they’ll quadruple the pixel count, but anything in between would be seen as a pointless compromise.


Secondary port on side

Argument:

  • Side port allows for docking while in landscape mode
  • Able to use accessories while charging

Objection:

  • Apple would never, ever do this
  • Give me a break

Judgment: No chance. Superfluous design elements are anathema to Apple.


Improved speakers

Argument:

  • The iPad speaker is just awful
  • Improving it is cheap and a no-brainer

Objection:

  • There’s very little space for speakers in there
  • You’re supposed to use headphones anyway

Judgment: Almost certain. That tinny speaker is one of the iPad’s most easily-mockable weak points.


iLife for iPad

Argument:

  • Improved processor, storage, and so on make real iPad iLife no longer an impossibility
  • New iLife and Lion-based apps have fullscreen interfaces that could more easily be transferred to iPad (or be indirectly controlled by one)

Objection:

  • iLife apps, like many mouse-and-keyboard apps, simply aren’t built for tablets
  • Potential fragmentation of the iLife platform, backup complications, and so on
  • Storage issues (potentially mitigated by SD storage)

Judgment: Good chance. Apple’s bringing of iOS to OS X is likely a two-way street, but the original iPad just didn’t have the guts for full-featured movie and photo editing, or at the very least it wasn’t up to Apple’s standards. That could be about to change.


Intelligent bezel/hot-pants device

Argument:

  • Patent for touch-sensitive bezel that would let you control this and that without interacting with screen
  • Another patent suggests rear-panel “hot pants” input

Objection:

  • Apple wants you to touch the screen, that’s the whole point of the iPad
  • This will likely be included in another, lower-profile product first
  • Don’t you hold it by the bezel?
  • Many cases obscure rear and corners of bezel

Judgment: Not likely. It’d be gilding the lily this year. Maybe next time around.



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802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, 16 or 32GB, and twice the memory of Pre 2 (1GB, I believe.) Also, a 1.2GHz dual core processor. (Or, rather, 2.4GHz if you measure both cores.)

Here’s how webOS works on a tablet. The cards are still there, representing open applications. You close apps the same way you do on webOS phones, by flicking them off the screen.
TouchPad launches around mid-2011, but there’s no price yet.
Qualcomm’s CEO just spent 10 minutes talking about how awesome they think their processors are for mobile devices.

Its funny but when the iPad was released, everybody was like “it looks lke a big iPhone” …Well this looks like a big Palm Pre 3