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“iPad 2″ shell casing spotted at CES

Friday, 7th January 2011 13:46 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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iLounge has gone live with a picture of what appears to be an iPad 2 mock-up.

The shell, which was being used to demo a new charging peripheral from company Gopod, shows off a grill at the bottom and a camera.

The image comes after another company, Dexim, showed off an iPad 2 protective case at CES earlier this week.

Apple hasn’t formally announced anything yet about an iPad 2, but it’s been reported that retail employees at the company have been restricted in taking any holidays between the last week of January and the first part of February, which seems to indicate an announcement might be on the way.

Thanks, BusinessInsider.

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  1. Psychotext

    Christ, already? The old one hasn’t even been out a year.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    The first one’s rubbish, innit. Not including cameras was the cheapest rip-off ploy in computing history.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    and thats the reason I chose the samsung galaxy tab over apple’s bullshit. Never buy Apple first release stuff because they add shit like crappy cameras in 1 year later and call innovation….and of course the apple freaks will camp out for this over priced garbage.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Insanity, and #3 is right of course, I’m sure it’ll sell gangbusters… and 80% of the new buyers will have probably owned the first one too.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mingtons ghost

    Apple tend to have the products on the shelfs days after their reveal so i expect this to be in shops early feb.

    thats what they do isn’t it, yearly hardware upgrades, looks like its got cameras this time. The ipad came out a few months earlier in America to Europe, i think it’ll work out as 9 months between these ipad versions in the UK

    i’m gonna wait till the 3rd gen

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    The Motorola Xoom with Android 3 was announced at CES this week. Looks awesome: http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Tablets/ci.MOTOROLA-XOOM-US-EN.overview

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Suikoden Fan

    Apple are the EA sports of hardware, yearly iteration that the masses will buy like sheep

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    Also: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-comprehensive-android-honeycomb-tablet-demo-video-yet-2011-1

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Gheritt White

    Never buy *any* new tech before version three – that’s an old adage from the nineties that still applies today.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    Oh no mington wait for the 5th gen when they come in different colors and they add a nice silver lining around the screen…..and call it fucking innovation :D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Hunam

    I can agree with that. I phone 3GS was a great purchase for me. Fuck the rest of them though. Aside from 4, which is also made of win.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    Very sexy Garratt, but I’m waiting for the Playbook by Rimm/Blackberry myself.

    These things are the future and so cool.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    iphone also is a piece of turd, like an iPad. No matter what you say people. It’s the same thing with “i” word.

    @Patrick, and how much this thing costs? I’m really interested in this and Dungeon defenders. I want potential gaming tablet device. That would be cool.

    Maybe i will wait for the next year for Sony and Samsung potential tablets.

    But if Sony’s tablet will run Windows 7 i can give a big F about it. I hope Sony’s will run Android 3.0 with potential PSN service or similar thing.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. onyxbox

    the Apple hate in here is almost like penis envy… jeez

    :D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Patrick Garratt

    @13 – I don’t think there’s a price or date for it yet.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    Sony’s tablet? Sony has a tablet coming out Erthazus!? get outta here…send me link please :D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Hunam

    The iphone is the best phone i’ve ever had. Bar none.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Crysis

    To me, Tablets are the pointless hybrid of smart phone & laptop, laptops are far in performance & smart phones are more convenient for mobile use.
    The tablet is as useful as having gills & lungs but not being capable of using either. Yet people line up for them, my question is why?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. G1GAHURTZ

    Fake.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @TEA, if you watched Sony’s CES Kaz Hirai said that they are working for a tablets and that they will introduce them next year.

    But if they are going to be Windows 7 tablets i can give an F about it, if this is going to be Google Android 3.0 with 4G and possibly PSN integration then consider me excited.

    @Crysis,
    “Yet people line up for them, my question is why?”

    For me it’s reading books and browsing the net without additional lag from smartphones. I like reading books and my bookshelf is full of it and i’m tired of that. The only problem that i don’t like it’s that real books feels in your hands is a freakin awesome feel, with tablets it’s not going to be the same.
    Still, can’t disagree that LapTop is better. But for me Desktop PC is even better. Desktop PC for gaming and Tablet for browsing on the Go and playing some Dungeon Defenders.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. earlyrock

    @18 Everyone is different, that’s all I can think of.

    I can see plenty of reasons why people would want them, i’d even go as far as to say i’d have one over a netbook any day. Its all about price, though.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Crysis

    @21, netbooks are kiddy toys, try not to compare them to traditional laptops :P
    @20, fair enough. I would use my desktop for serious gaming & my laptop for on the go stuff or general browsing & lighter gaming, i admit it’s not comfortable to walk around with, but i guess comfort does sell, but im stingey when it comes to money.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. HairyArse

    Well fuck you all. :D

    I have a first-generation iPad and I love it. I don’t care that it doesn’t have a camera, I certainly didn’t buy it to ever use as a Skype/chat device.

    I’m sure 1st-gen iPods and iPhones were shit but I honestly have no issue with the iPad. And no I’m not an Apple fan boy. My iPhone was the first Apple device I’d ever bought.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    One of our laptops is a Macbook Pro, which is fully amazing. I do need a tablet, but I’m not buying a first-gen iPad, simply because I don’t think it’s anywhere near complete as a device and it’s going to be superseded so quickly. I’m sure iPad 2 will be a big improvement, so I’ll keep an eye on it, but that Xoom looks awesome. I’ll have to see.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Mike

    iPad 2 will be iPad 1 with a camera. That’s it.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. earlyrock

    Ive been holding out for the sequel. Either that, or the first will drop in price and I’ll chicken out and buy that :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. earlyrock

    @Pat Yeah, I’ve learned how they work from their phones. In all honestly, the two best iPhones were the 3G and the 4. The first lacked the 3G and the 3GS was only a minor improvement. Every two years seems to be the better cycle with Apple gear.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Mike

    It might be a little bit thinner, too.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Cort

    @24, well, it took four generations to get the iPhone right.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. theevilaires

    CORT! :D

    #30 4 years ago