Well, everyone else has gotten into the act, so with a little more than twenty-four hours left in which to speculate, here are my official predictions as to what the new iPads to be announced tomorrow will have:
- Front facing and rear facing cameras. Well, duh. This has been a mainstay of the rumor mill since the first iPad was released last spring. Lack of a camera for FaceTime was a partial (not the major) reason for me not purchasing the iPad 1, and I’m looking forward to easy video conferencing capabilities in the new version.
- Increase in storage capacity. Bye-bye, 16GB. Your new low-end iPad will be the 32GB, with 64GB and 128GB being the middle and high-end options, at the same prices as the current low/middle/high ends.
- 3G everywhere. I think the wi-fi only option will also go by the wayside. Starting tomorrow, every iPad will contain the required circuitry for handling GSM and CDMA 3G networks.
- SD card slot. Okay, even I don’t believe this one, but I’m throwing out there for a lark. If you believe all the case leaks, there’s a mystery port at the top of the new device. USB? Perish the thought. ThunderBolt? Well, maybe. But I think an SD card makes the most sense of the possible options.
So how did I do? We’ll find out tomorrow afternoon.