Rumor: iPad 2 might be a spec bump, like we suggested

With the iPad 2 announcement just around the corner, a lot of people are wondering what we might see in the new device. Early on, Engadget had a large list of updates that they believed Apple would bring to the device, but now they’re reeling it in a little bit. According to Engadget’s recent sources, the iPad 2 will only have a slight spec bump, and we might see a front-facing camera.

According to Topolsky,

We’re hearing it’s most likely a thinner, spec-bumped variation of the original iPad with a screen size and resolution identical to the current model. More RAM (512MB) and a more powerful CPU (the A5)

There have been a lot of suggestions leading up to the iPad 2 announcement that this edition would be a spec update more than anything else. This has been on my mind since earlier this month when I wrote about the iPad already being in production. In that article I suggested, “we’re going to see more of a specification “bump” than we are a brand new iPad. Think more like the recent iPod touch update than an iPhone 4 update.”  At the time it was just me prognosticating, but the more I hear about what may be coming next week at the media event, the more I feel like this is what’s going to happen.

What do you think? Is Apple going to be releasing a completely reworked iPad or is the iPad 2 just getting some spec updates? Let us know in the comments.

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