iPad 2 Rumors Hint at CDMA Model, Enhanced Screen

Backing up previous rumors (and offering new ones), DigiTimes reports that the next iPad will be available in three flavors: WiFi, UMTS (AT&T), and CDMA (Verizon). Having a dual chip that works on on both AT&T and Verizon would be ideal for the consumer, but if DigiTimes’ sources are correct, then this is sadly not the case.

The sources pointed out that about 60-65% of current iPad shipments are 3G models, indicating that consumers prefer models that are able to connect to the Internet all the time, therefore Apple is aiming to work even more closely with telecom carriers by offering more wireless solutions for iPad 2 to satisfy market demand.

Additionally, Apple is reportedly working to make the oleophobic screen coating more fingerprint and smudge resistant, as well as reducing display reflection to compete with the Amazon Kindle.


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