iPad 2: Taped Edges, Extra Ports

By MacRumors

Thu, December 30th, 2010

Case details continue to leak out of Asia for the next generation iPad. If these latest images from 9to5mac are to be believed, the next generation iPad will adopt tapered edges and a flat back. The source of the design images is said to be an Asian case supplier.

Early case designs have been circulating already with detailed analyses consistent with the above image. Reports have said that the new iPad will adopt a thinner design with a flat back so it can rest on a surface evenly.

These images, however, reveal an extra port not seen on the early case moldings. The extra port appears on the opposite side of the iPads usual volume and mute switches. This could represent the rumored USB port that has been cited in several reports for the iPad 2.