I really don't think I will be in for an upgrade this time around if the rumored changes come to be true. I like the form factor of the Ipad now and for what my needs are the speed and screen are pretty good. If a generation comes out with things like USB ports, memory card slots, etc. then I will probably be ready for an upgrade.
I think that the GSM/CDMA chip is a very good thing to hope for. It would allow other carriers like Verizon to offer a 3G model without a mifi device. It also could make an opening for the iPhone on other carriers. A recent study shows that 1/3 of buyers of smart phones would have bought the iPhone had it been available on their carrier.
The 2nd gen is going to be extremely similar to the current version, apart from cameras. Probes not USB port as I remember Steve jobs commenting on them ages ago.
With this in mind, there seems little point buying the 2nd gen really, as there's going to be no significant changes apart from cameras, maybe a bit lighter, but not by much.
iPad 3rd gen is where we will see the tranformation.
While this is the first generation of ipad, is it accurate to say the ipad technology has been perfected in the past 4 years with the ipod touch? The ipad to me is simply the evolution of the touch. Maybe that's a bit too simplistic, but really I can't see what they'd introduce in the next version that I would HAVE to sell this one for.
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