Apple iPad 2 release date to see carbon fibre body land?

Carbon fibre to replace aluminium in iPad 2 design

Updated: Apple iPad 2 officially launches with front and rear-facing cameras, a dual core processor, and a slim new design. Read all about it here

With the iPad 2 rumour mill seemingly exhausted of new ideas a number of predictions have started to do another round with the second-generation Apple tablet once again pegged to sport a carbon fibre body when unveiled.

Although stating “our source urges caution on this point”, the folks at iLounge have claimed that Apple will do away with the iPad’s current brushed aluminium casing instead opting for a carbon fibre shell to adorn the eagerly-awaited upcoming tablet follow-up.

Tipped as a weight saving, and no doubt money adding, move, iLounge has claimed that Apple “will use a new material similar to carbon fibre rather than aluminium for upcoming iPads.”

With the Cupertino-based fruity tech company having already filled patents on this lighter weight casing move these latest claims add fuel to the belief that the iPad 2’s imminent arrival, expected to be unveiled alongside iOS 4.3 on February 14th, will see a carbon fibre inclusion.

If true the move from aluminium to carbon fibre would not be the first time Apple has shifted body material in a portable device in order to save weight. Have included an aluminium enclosure on the original iPhone, Apple opted for a switch to plastic come the 3G.

Which is more important to you in the upcoming Apple iPad 2, improved aesthetics and weight saving or the improbably inclusion of Flash player capabilities? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Via:iLounge | Via:GeekyGadgets

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