Next Gen iPad Speculation Grows From Overseas Case Sales
December 24, 2010 at 7:26 AM (PT)
Images of a second-generation iPAD case, posted on overseas websites, confirm much of the speculation on what new features the next iPAD will have. APPLE INSIDER reports that the case shows a large opening on the lower left side of the back of the device, this time with an illustration of a speaker grille.
Alibaba.com, a global online business-to-business trading platform, is currently offering silicon cases for the "iPAD 2," which have a spot on the back for a camera, as well as a hole in the bottom left rear side. Previously slaked images of other cases showed the same configuration.
What's different is that while earlier sources believed the space would be home to an SD card slot, new sources indicate that the new iPAD would instead have a wide-range speaker on its back side. It also said the back of the new iPad would be "flat like an iPAD Touch."
The latest case has a speaker grille in the spot on the back, covered with a "metal mesh." which affirms speculation that the next-generation IPAD will have an improved speaker.