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iPad 2 With A5, 512MB RAM & iOS 5 Due March 2?

by on February 25th, 2011

In just under a week until Apple’s iPad media event, Engadget has revised its claims about what people can expect at the event next week at Yerba Buena.

Previously, Engadget claimed that the iPad 2 would include a SD card slot and a “super high resolution” display. The rumor mill immediately interpreted the “super high resolution” display as a Retina display.

Now Engadget has updated their claims, indicating that the changes are a result of “engineering issues” for the iPad 2:

Notably, that SD card slot and higher resolution display won’t make it into the new model (the latter we’d been hearing rumblings about for a little while). What’s the cause of the switch? Well our sources weren’t crystal clear on the exact reasons, but the gist of what was explained to us centered around vague “engineering issues” which may have forced some changes at the eleventh hour.

While the SD card slot and higher resolution display may not ship, Engadget continues to report that the iPad 2 will feature a faster processor (A5), more RAM (512MB), and front/back facing cameras.

On the firmware end of things, Engadget reports that we are likely to hear the details of iOS 5 at next weeks iPad 2 event. The final release of iOS 5 is rumored for summer 2011 alongside the next iPhone.

[Engadget]

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