We’ve heard that the iPad 2 might have dual cameras, a better display, and something that requires an extra opening on its cases, but now Engadget reports that “reliable sources” have provided them with details about all those things:
The device will remain at 10-inches, though will now feature both front and rear cameras (not a huge surprise), and… an SD slot. That’s right — our sources say with near certainty that the device will have a dedicated SD slot built in (with no traditional USB slot). In fact, see that weird notch in the photo [above] ? That’s where the SD part will be located. What’s most interesting, however, is what’s happening under the hood.
The new iPad will feature a dual GSM / CDMA chipset produced by Qualcomm, and will mark Apple’s shift away from Infineon as its chipset maker to Qualcomm for all of its mobile devices. It’s not clear if the chipset being used will be based on the company’s EV-DO / HSPA Gobi variety, or an entirely new design. Presumably, the strength of the new dual mode chipset is that it will allow both Verizon and AT&T to offer the iPad simultaneously.
Engadget also reports that their source provided them with some tidbits about the iPhone 5 and the next generation Apple TV. Follow their link for all those details and be sure to come back here to tell us what you think. [Engadget]