RUMOR: Apple iPad 2 to feature carbon fiber body, RFID/NFC iPad, iPhone add-ons, 7” iPad lives

Jeremy Horwitz reports for iLounge, “A previously accurate source has provided iLounge with some interesting new details on Apple’s ongoing iPad development efforts…”

• Apple is actively developing new accessories that will communicate with the near-field radio chips reportedly built into new iPads and iPhones.

• It’s possible that the company will use a new material similar to carbon fiber rather than aluminum for upcoming iPads.

• A key iPad, iPhone, and iPod component provider has been asked by Apple to develop a part for use in a seven-inch iPad.

More details in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]


  1. “A key supplier”? Really? And this “key supplier” decided to leak this information to the media, because any “key supplier” KNOWS how much Apple loves leaks.

    Garbage. If anything, it’s a smoke screen for Apple to make its competitors think it will have a 7″ iPad. Jobs already said in very clear terms that a 7″ tablet simply makes no sense. Would he really say that if Apple were working on a 7″ tablet? Don’t think so.

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