It would seem that iPad 2 mock-ups have been running rampant as of later, but this is the first one we know of being caught on video.
The mock-up seems to have everything we’ve heard about such as the front and rear cameras, larger speaker grill and so on. Since it’s just a dummy we can’t tell anything about processors, which version of iOS it will run and so on, but the general feeling is that what we are seeing here is indeed the final physical form of the second generation iPad.
There is only one thing we find odd about all of these mock-ups is that Apple doesn’t tend to call its products “something 2”. The second iPhone was the iPhone 3G, iPod Touch has always just been “iPod Touch” and so on. Perhaps this is just to delineate between other mock-ups and won’t appear on the final product? Or, perhaps, Apple finally ran out of witty names, who knows, but that is the only thing on this mock-up that we question.
I for one like the newer look. The flatter back is a great addition as the current model was a bit odd to set down if it wasn’t in a case. The larger speaker grill is definitely a wise choice as people tend to walk away from their iPad when playing videos or music, so the more sound that it can generate, the better.
If all goes according to the latest rumors, we will see this officially unveiled on Feb. 1st, but until then we can only speculate how real this is.
What say you? Is this a real mock-up of the iPad 2?