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


  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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