A List of “2″s That Could Be Inside iPad 2


Apple’s marketing team builds campaigns around simple themes. “I’m a Mac / I’m a PC.” The iPod silhouette dancers. iPhones making everything easy. iPads doing lots of different things well. So the big “2” on the March 2 invite could be a broad hint as to what the company’s thinking for the second-generation iPad’s marketing plan: strongly message the “this is a true iPad sequel” theme, referencing all the “2” elements inside the device.

Here’s a list of some of the possible 2’s. Which do you think will make it into the new iPad?

(1) A dual-core processor.

(2) A graphics chip with twice the power of the last iPad GPU.

(3) Twice the RAM.

(4) Twice the storage capacity.

(5) Twice the speaker power.

(6) Two cameras.

(7) Twice the screen resolution.

(8) Twice the screen visibility outdoors/brightness.

(9) Two types of supported cellular networking options—CDMA and GSM.

(10) Two completely different iPads—an iPad and an iPad mini, for example—or two different colors (white/black) of one model.

We’d love to hear your guesses on each of these. They’re not all going to happen, but we’d bet heavily on at least six of them.

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.