What to Expect From iPad 2

Apple to unveil tablet this morning

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 2, 2011 8:49 AM CST

(Newser) – Apple is set to unveil its iPad update today at 10am PT, so naturally the tech world is awash in speculation. What should you be expecting? "Not much," opines Farhad Manjoo of Slate. It's been less than a year since the iPad first hit stores, and it's still dominating the market, so Apple's unlikely to upset the apple cart. Most prognosticators are betting the new iPad will be thinner, lighter and faster, and come equipped with a camera or two.

"If you've already got an iPad, it's not going to be enough to get you to upgrade," Manjoo predicts. "If you've been sitting on the sidelines because you think the iPad is a waste of money, I'm guessing the new one isn't going to disabuse you of that notion." He also floats the idea that Apple might cut the price by $100, eating into its rising profits to further expand its stranglehold on the market—though he admits that's "pure speculation."

A woman wearing a watch holds an iPad at the CeBIT IT fair on its opening day on March 1, 2011 in Hanover, central Germany.
A woman wearing a watch holds an iPad at the CeBIT IT fair on its opening day on March 1, 2011 in Hanover, central Germany.   (Getty Images)
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