Apple iPad v.2: Rumor Mill

Apple iPad rumors are leaking yet again across the Web, focused this time on potential features for a second generation of the device. Much of the fuel from those rumors comes from Mission Repair, a Kansas tech-repair firm, which blogged an image of an iPad rear cover equipped with dual docking ports.

By late afternoon Oct. 7, the firm’s blog seemed to be knocked out of commission, possibly due to heavy traffic. Apple-centric Websites such as Apple Insider, however, had reposted the image. Whether dual docking ports actually find their way into the second-generation iPad is a question to which only Apple knows the answer, but a second, landscape-oriented dock could allow users to video on the iPad while it sits in the connector.

Pages for iPad is turning into a true productivity tool for business users, thanks to Version 1.2, which Apple released to the iTunes App Store in late September. Although its functionality as a word processing and page layout application is still constrained by the limitations of the iPad, if the product’s evolution continues at the current rate, Pages might well cement the iPad’s usefulness as a business tool in another year or so.

But that usefulness still has its limitations. It remains hobbled by the iPad’s interface and by the limited number of features compared with Pages’ desktop release.

For more, read the eWeek articles Pages for iPad Simplifies Sharing and Apple iPad Rumors Suggest Dual Docking Port, Smaller Size.

CIO Insight Staff
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