Apple prepping 3 versions of iPad 2

The upcoming device will offer consumers more wireless capability, according to a report.

By TheStreet Staff Dec 28, 2010 3:23PM

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Caption: Apple iPadBy Maggie Overfelt, TheStreet

 

Another day, another round of speculation about one of Apple's (AAPL) upcoming products.


On Tuesday, DigiTimes reported that Apple is preparing three versions of its upcoming iPad 2, some of which will be Wi-Fi- or CDMA-equipped, offering customers "more" wireless solutions than what's available with the current iPad iteration.

 

This concurs with earlier reports that the new iPad will work on both GSM and CDMA networks via Qualcomm (QCOM) chips.

 

Supply partners cited in the story also expect Apple to ship more than half a million iPad 2 units in January, the same month that mass production should start.

In addition to beefing up the wireless capability, Apple is supposedly working on the tablet's screen, making it less reflective -- like the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle's screen, the report said -- and less vulnerable to smudging.

 

Apple's iPad, the tablet market leader, took 2010 -- and tech -- by storm. The company shipped about 8 million iPads through the fall. Analysts expect Apple to ship from 14 million to 16 million iPads by the end of the year.

 

Shipments of the iPad 2 could reach 40 million units in 2011, DigiTimes said, accounting for 65% to 75% of the global tablet PC market.

On Monday, DigiTimes reported that Apple upped the global shipment order of new iPhones from 19 million to between 20 million and 21 million.

 

Shares of Apple were up 0.3% to $325.36 Tuesday afternoon.

 

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Dec 29, 2010 3:38AM
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Ahhh,  "an unnamed source",  the old "one" with today's rumored features and a new vague time frame. Apple didn't reveal any details, of course it won't until it makes a formal announcement sometime in the new year.  Well, we can be sure there will be a new iPad within the next 12 months. Other than that, it's just this week's click-bait. 
For featuring 3G connectivity, sounds should be under consideration, more 3G connectivity options for users is what looking forward to I believe. Though now the wifi can be turned to 3G with some apps like Wifi.

P.S. Tips to Turn iPad Wi-Fi Into 3G and some more iPad tips you would be interested in iFunia iPad column.

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