Verizon iPhone: coming soon. iPad 2: coming maybe even sooner. The trouble with keeping a secret is that eventually you have to risk telling it to someone you don’t trust, in the name of moving forward. That’s been Apple’s quandary throughout 2010 with the forthcoming Verizon iPhone, which is so real that observers can almost taste it, despite the fact that all along it’s had an early 2011 launch date plastered to it. And now that Apple is inevitably getting ready to rev the iPad into the iPad 2, which we’ve known all along would be an early 2011 product Apple nearly always revs its iProducts on a twelve month cycle, details are squirting out about it as well. Sketchy details, vague notions, questionable unnamed sources, and the inability to distinguish as to whether any given “report” is based on hard evidence, presumptive common sense, or flat-out wishful thinking. It’s why even as the AT&T iPhone and the current iPad 1 are the focus of buyers right now, the focus of those who focus on the tech industry is instead on the Verizon iPhone and and the iPad 2, even though neither officially exists and we know little about either beyond the fact that they’re coming soon.
Exact time frame? Forget it. Specs? Nah. Details? Make up your own, they’ll be as close as anything claimed to be true. Will the second generation iPad be called “iPad 2? or simply be called “iPad” again? Ask someone else. But by virtue of the fact that Apple has gotten far enough along in the manufacturing, assembling, testing, and planning process that the Verizon iPhone and iPad 2 have begun to fall into hands that Apple rightly doesn’t trust, details have begun to trickle out – meaning that here we are trying to figure out just what it is that’s coming next, even though we haven’t yet even entered the calendar year in which Apple’s next big products will show themselves.
Source: Beatweek Magazine http://www.beatweek.com/news/7685-ipad-2-verizon-iphone-contend-for-apples-worst-kept-2011-secret/