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iPad 2 and Apple NGP Details Revealed

Details on the upcoming iPad 2 got revealed a couple of weeks ago, when a source described it as a thinner and lighter device than the original iPad. It was for instance said to offer a similar display as the original. Apple Insider today reports that an analyst, who proved to be accurate when it came to iPhone 4 information last year, has given them some details on the display.

Given the iPad's heavy focus on being a more advanced alternative to the typical eReader, its display offers obvious room for improvement. And it looks like Apple is aiming to improve readability outdoors with the iPad 2. Upcoming iPad 2 models are said to be using a thinner panel with "anti-reflection" to deliver a better experience in bright sunlight.

The analyst also offered some insight on a couple of other devices that are also in the pipeline, namely the iPad 3 and a new iPod touch. It's already known that Apple is currently testing an iPad with a QXGA display, and the analyst says that this model will become the iPad 3.

Several leaks have suggested that Apple is making heavy investments related to display technology and plants, investments that'll gradually pay off over the next couple of years. It's viable to believe that the iPad 3 could be released in mid-2012 with a QXGA display. As far as hardware to drive it all, NVIDIA is already giving us some pretty good clues about what it takes to pull it off.

Moreover, the analyst told Apple Insider that a new iOS device is currently undergoing evaluation for a potential release during the second half of 2011, with a screen size between that of the current iPad and the iPhone. This is in line with a recent posting by Czech site SuperApple.

Full story: InfoSync