Upcoming Apple tablet slips from the covers
Anticipated as one of the hottest releases of the year and with the entire tech industry desperate for that first official glimpse, the iPad 2’s form factor has been leaked with a new hands-on video showcasing the device’s upcoming design.
The dummy, none functional iPad 2, believed to have been given by Apple to a Chinese accessories supplier, was spotted in the halls of the Consumer Electronics Show last week with a video (below) of the highly desirable device having just appeared online courtesy of accessories retailer GearZap.
Fulfilling a number of rumours and expectations of the product’s upcoming overhaul, the leaked iPad 2 looks set to feature both front and rear facing cameras, seemingly confirming the inclusion of Apple’s FaceTime video calling technology, as well as a larger, more power speaker on the device’s base. Taking design tips from the latest MacBook Air model, the leaked iPad 2 features a silver aluminium rear section, noticeably thinner than the inaugural Apple tablet release and sports a slightly angled edge.
A number of expectant fans will be sad to notice the lack of the rumoured USB port inclusion in the emerging devices design.
Believed to be heading for a February 1st official unveiling ahead of an April/May release, the iPad 2 will look to build on the steady foundations that have lead the original to dominate the tablet PC market.