More iPad 2 rumours are coming your way, but this time around it’s nothing but speculation from Business Insider. Dan Frommer points to three “clues” that iPad 2 is heading our way very soon:
First clue: Apple online boss Eddy Cue was mighty suspicious today at “The Daily” launch when he said that Apple will talk soon about new iOS in-app purchasing requirements that it seems to be forcing on Sony, Amazon, and other e-book vendors.
Second clue: “The Daily” launched today without Apple’s iOS 4.3, which will be a required update (to the best of our knowledge) before the “Daily” subscription billing and automatic delivery can take place. As of today, “The Daily” is free during a 2-week launch promotion, sponsored by Verizon Wireless. Is that also a convenient excuse to give Apple a couple more weeks to roll out iOS 4.3? If it were ready to launch today, it probably would have launched today…
Third clue: In two weeks is the big “Mobile World Congress” conference in Barcelona. Apple loves to spoil other conferences by stealing the conversation with its own news. That Monday or Tuesday, perhaps — Feb. 14 or 15 — might be a great day for Apple to steal the show with an event in San Francisco or Cupertino.
Dan’s clues are based on pure speculation, and that’s about it. However, the iPad was announced last year on January 27th. If Apple is to stay within its update schedule, it would make sense to announce a refresh within a year right? We do know that trying to predict an Apple product release is not easy. If anything, you can expect iPad 2 rumours to head into full swing (more so than now).
What we can rule in is that iOS 4.3 final will be released soon, as the third beta has already hit developers.
What do you think? Are these clues good enough to justify iPad 2 coming in a couple weeks?
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