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iPad 2 Might Switch From Aluminum to Carbon Fiber Body?

There is a possibility that the iPad 2 might switch from an aluminum body to a lightweight high-strength carbon fiber body, according to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber.

Yesterday, Gruber accused Engadget of trying to cover up an incorrect rumor article by saying that Apple was having “engineering issues” rather than admitting their source was wrong.

Eleventh hour, my ass. Nothing in these regards has changed in the iPad 2 since January. Nothing. There was never going to be a higher resolution display in the iPad 2. I’d wager heavily that there was never going to be an SD card slot for it, either, but I don’t know that.

In a footnote to his article, Gruber reports that Apple could be switching the iPad 2 from aluminum to carbon fiber; however, he says he’s only half sure about that.

I could publish things I’m only half-sure about, like the iPad 2 switching from aluminum to a lightweight high-strength carbon fiber body, but I don’t, because I’m only half-sure and I’ve only heard about it from second-hand sources who themselves are unsure about it. And even if I were to off-handedly mention such speculation, I’d do so in a footnote and take pains to emphasize the uncertain nature of the information and the second-hand status of the sources thereof. What I would never do is take a flyer and report uncertain speculation as a fact, and, if it wound up not panning out, chalk it up to Apple having changed things at the last moment rather than the report being flat-out wrong all along.

Apple is expected to unveil the iPad 2 at their March 2nd special event.

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