iPad 2 Will Be Thinner, Get Faster A5 Processor, Double RAM But Won’t Get High Resolution Display, SD Card Slot

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It has been speculated that iPad 2 could come with super high resolution 2048*1536 display and a SD card slot that Apple is expected to release at March 2nd’s media event.

Engadget reports that super high resolution display and the SD card slot won’t make it to the new iPad.

Engadget reports:

Notably, that SD card slot and higher resolution display won’t make it into the new model (the latter we’d been hearing rumblings about for a little while). What’s the cause of the switch? Well our sources weren’t crystal clear on the exact reasons, but the gist of what was explained to us centered around vague “engineering issues” which may have forced some changes at the eleventh hour.

Engadget claims that according to their sources, the reason for the last minute changes was due to some “vague engineering issues”.

However, according to Engadget, as rumored, iPad 2 will be thinner than the current generation iPad and come with a faster processor (A5) with more RAM (512MB).

John Gruber of Daring Fireball who has a good track record insists that there has been no last minute changes. He writes:

Eleventh hour, my ass. Nothing in these regards has changed in the iPad 2 since January. Nothing. There was never going to be a higher resolution display in the iPad 2. I’d wager heavily that there was never going to be an SD card slot for it, either, but I don’t know that.

Though the SD card is not such a big deal as users can purchase the $29 camera connection kit to transfer photos from an SD card to the iPad, the news of iPad 2 not getting the super high resolution would disappoint some of readers as it would have convince them to upgrade or buy the second generation iPad.

Will you buy or upgrade to the next generation iPad without the super high resolution display and SD Card slot? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via Engadget, Daring Fireball]