According to DigiTimes, Apples suppliers are gearing up for the release of the second generation iPad for the first quarter of 2011. Let’s assume this rumor is true for a second, what does it mean for you? I think we all agree that it will have a front-facing camera since that’s such an obvious omission from the first generation. Apple always has some tricks up its sleeve so I’m curious what else they’ll have (maybe a flat back so it doesn’t rock when on a table). Anyway, do you think this puts a damper on their holiday sales? I mean, if you know that a newer version is 60-90 days off, would you go out and buy the first gen version? The iPad will definitely be a hot seller around holiday time, but if people waited that long to get it then I think they’ll likely wait the extra two months. Agree?

via BGR

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  1. Fortunately for retail there are enough uninformed consumers out there that sales will still be brisk, although maybe not as much so had the announcement/leak been delayed till say early December. A little discounting will get them flying off the shelves.

  2. @jimski:
    Fortunately for ‘uninformed’ consumers, they’re still buying one helluva product. I picked one up for my wife last week and I’ve got to say that the iPad is probably one of my favorite gadget purchases ever. When they were first announced, I didn’t see myself ever needing one. Now that I’ve seen how much fun they can be with games, entertaining with movies and tv shows, and useful with books and reference apps, I don’t see why everyone doesn’t get one aside from the initial price. I picked up the 32GB Wifi only model because we both have jailbroken phones with $30 unlimited internet accounts, and I don’t think I’ll get the 3G one when I decide to get one for myself. I’ll be waiting for the new version to be released, simply because I now know for sure that I like it, and would much appreciate the increased resolution as well as the addition of a camera (even though iPhone Camera to iPad apps are available and work VERY well)

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