“While rumors that Apple’s second-generation iPad due next week would include Retina Displays and SD card slots have long been refuted, one publication that originally made those claims has revised its predictions to say it no longer expects those features either,” Sam Oliver reports for AppleInsider.
“Engadget on Thursday changed its predictions ahead of next week’s iPad 2 event, and said that ‘engineering issues’ led Apple to make last-minute design changes on the device,” Oliver reports. “‘It’s worth noting once again that these sources have been dead right on specific Apple plans and specifications for unannounced products in the past…,’ editor Joshua Topolsky wrote.”
“While it’s unclear how accurate that hypothesis is, AppleInsider confidently reported in January that the next-generation iPad would not have an SD card slot,” Oliver writes. “Similarly, AppleInsider also noted in January that there would not be a high-resolution Retina Display on the second-generation iPad. Apple has reportedly focused on making the new screen thinner and improving its anti-reflective properties…”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]