RUMOR: Apple’s next-gen iPad may have carbon fiber body

Nothing “has changed in the iPad 2 since January. Nothing. There was never going to be a higher resolution display in the iPad 2. I’d wager heavily that there was never going to be an SD card slot for it, either, but I don’t know that,” John Gruber writes for Daring Fireball. “Mark my words: whoever told Engadget on January 14 that the iPad 2 was going to have a ‘super high resolution’ display was wrong.”

In a footnote, Gruber writes, “I could publish things I’m only half-sure about, like the iPad 2 switching from aluminum to a lightweight high-strength carbon fiber body, but I don’t, because I’m only half-sure and I’ve only heard about it from second-hand sources who themselves are unsure about it.”

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