Rumor: iPad 2 to include anti-reflective screen?

According to a new report by Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of Concord Securities, the iPad 2 won’t have a Retina display.

However, Kuo does expect the display on the new model to be a third thinner and have anti-reflective properties.

Currently, the glass over the iPad’s LCD not only smudges easily, but shows reflections quite clearly, making it difficult to use the device in direct sunlight.

Devices like Amazon’s Kindle do not suffer from this issue, and it is unclear if an “anti-reflective” display would ditch the glass and reflective coating like the optional matte display on Apple’s MacBook Pro, or the company has something else planned. Currently, Apple’s Multi-Touch technology is built into the glass panel.

A matte display would be a welcome addition to the iPad, at least for me. I use devices outside a good bit, and the iPad really is difficult to use in direct sunlight.

In addition to details about the display, the report discusses iPad 2 features, including a dual-core processor and graphics chipset as well as the camera currently found in the iPod touch, not the higher-end sensors found in the iPhone 4.

What do you want to see in the iPad 2? Let us know below in the comments!

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