To much fanfare and Twitter-wide praise, Apple launched the iPad 2 today in San Francisco. (And much to my chagrin, they are not available immediately. I have to wait a whole week and a half. I’m so bummed.)
But now it’s time for rumor-mill roundups. How did I do? Okay, but not great.
- Front facing and rear facing cameras. I mean, come on. Everybody saw that coming.
- Increase in storage capacity. Sadly, this was not too be. Same storage options as before, but at the same price. Kind of a bummer here. Apple, lately, has been offering upgraded specs at previous model prices, but not this time.
- 3G Everywhere. Not even close on this one. Not only are the wi-fi only models still an option, but you have to pick either AT&T or Verizon. Given that there are three storage options, this makes a whopping
918 different models to choose from. That’s very un-Apple like.
- SD card slot. No on that one. No ThunderBolt either (I didn’t think there would be), but there is HDMI mirroring. I don’t think anyone saw that coming.
So overall, my predictions were crap. Why did you even listen to me?