The speculation about the actual existence of the iPad 2 may now be over following Apple’s issuing of invites today to its launch event next week, but that doesn’t mean that all the feverish speculation has to stop! We’ve got one more week of endless musings about possible features for the new iPad, as well as how it will look, how much it will weigh, and so on. Hoping to answer a couple of those questions, 9to5 Mac has posted some new mock-ups of the iPad 2, obtained from a Japanese blog. The pictures of the mock-ups show that the iPad 2, if the mock-ups are accurate, is slightly smaller and much thinner (and presumably lighter) than the first iPad, with a flat back, and that the speaker grill is much larger than the current one, extending over the back of the device. You can also clearly see the location of the dual cameras, the back-facing one in the top left-hand corner, and the front-facing one in the middle of the screen at the top.
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