San Francisco – Apple (NASD: AAPL) is widely expected to unveil its new
version of the iPad tablet computer during an event Wednesday in San Francisco.
Until then, analysts continue to make educated predictions about what features
will distinguish the iPad 2 from its popular predecessor.
predicted in a note to investors that the device, expected to be widely
available in April, will be significantly thinner than the original, which was
a half-inch thick.
Other additions, including front- and rear-facing cameras —
possibly in HD — an improved display better able to cope with bright sunlight,
more memory and a faster processor also are considered likely.
A version that
can take advantage of Verizon’s faster 4G wireless service also is possible.