John Gruber thinks so. With HP’s announcement of the TouchPad, and the Blackberry Playbook coming this summer, Apple could continue to stay ahead of its competitors by having two iPad releases:
So, here’s my guess at Apple’s iPad plans for 2011:
- An iPad 2, fairly soon. Say, a March announcement, shipping in the first week of April. Faster, more RAM, maybe more storage, thinner and lighter, a front-facing camera.1 Running iOS 4.3.
- iOS 5, announced at a developer event in March, shipping in June.
- iPad 3, shipping in September, announced at the annual iPod event. Running iOS 5.1, same as the next-generation iPod Touch.
All I know, is that if history repeats itself Apple will continue to set the current standard for smartphone and tablets. I don’t see WebOS or Android overtaking iOS any soon. Apple is waiting in the wings, waiting for competitors to spill their secrets and once that’s all out there, they’ll make some major announcement that will set the bar high, yet again. iPad 2 is coming very soon. Can you taste it?
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