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11 December 2023

Is Apple considering release of the iPad 2S?

By Joseph George

With Apple’s two keenly awaited models due for release this year, rumours have gained momentum about what would come first.

While most pundits are betting on iPad 3 to be released first, Apple is always known for its surprises.

According to a recent report iPhone 5 could hit the market as early as June. More details are being leaked about the specifications of the new iPhone.

Quoting an official from Foxconn, a Chinese manufacturer of electronics goods, that also supplies parts to Apple, reports had suggested that the new model will have a 4-inch display and the phone will be slimmer compared to previous models.

It was in November 2011 that the first report emerged about the possibility of the release of iPhone 5 in 2012. The company released an upgraded version last year and called it iPhone 4S along with Siri - the voice recognition software that responds to any query of a user.

Reports had earlier stated that the iPad 3  is almost ready for production and could be launched on the occasion of Steve Jobs’ birthday on February 24.

However, reports quoting some analysts now indicate that developers have felt the iPad to be sluggish following tests of the iBooks 2 textbook application on the iPad and iPad 2. Developers also indicated that there was a need for a more powerful processor in order to deal with the increased interactions and animations. 

“Could we well see the release of an iPad 2S this year instead of an iPad 3. If Apple can do it with the iPhone why not do it again?” wondered Radhakrishnan Pillai, an avid fan of Apple products and a keen observer of new mobile technology trends.