Here's One iPad 2 Rumor We Don't Believe

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010  |  Updated 5:00 PM PDT
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Here's One iPad 2 Rumor We Don't Believe

A sketch of what the new iPad 2 screen could look like.

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For the most part, the iPad 2 rumors we've been hearing haven't been all that crazy. A new tapered body? Sure, why not. Extra cameras and speakers? Well, it is the second generation after all, it's got to do something more. There's one rumor going around, though, that we don't think Apple is going to be able to pull off.

So, here's a quick recap of what we can expect so far: two cameras to the original tablet's lack of any (one in front, one in back) that will allow the iPad 2 to take pictures and use FaceTime, the addition of a USB port instead of the first iPad's reliance on Apple's proprietary connector, and a tougher, lighter and tapered carbon-fiber body.

That's all well and good, and believable to boot. So where's the problem? Where, there's whispers that Apple is preparing some newfangled anti-smudge tech to combat those unsightly fingerprints that plague touchscreens. That's not too far out, yet at the same time greasing up your gadgets with prints is just one of those little things we all have to live with. It seems like an impossible thing to overcome.

If it happens? We'll love Apple for it. We'll believe it when we see it, though.

Via DigiTimes and Gizmag

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