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iPad 2 May Not Get SD Card Slot

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There have been several rumors and speculations that Apple’s second generation iPad get an SD Card slot. The conclusion was based on an image of a new iPad 2 case from a Chinese accessory manufacturer.

The case came with two additional openings – a left-upper slot and a top-middle slot. It was speculated that the left-upper-slot could be for the SD card and the top-middle slot could be for mini DisplayPort jack.

AppleInsider reports that the slot isn’t actually designed for memory cards at all. Instead, it is actually the new location for the iPad 2 SIM card slot:

“In a mockup analysis of all the openings and recesses in those cases, it was speculated that that left-side opening could represent the much-rumored SD Card slot. However, a person that AppleInsider trusts on matters such as these has since rebutted that notion, stating instead that the break in the next-gen iPad enclosure at that location is actually a relocation of the tablet’s SIM card slot.â€

AppleInsider speculates:

That may explain why some of the other next-gen iPad casings making the rounds don’t sport the same opening, as users of 3G iPads aren’t likely to need ready access to the SIM slot on a daily basis. And like Gruber’s sources on the subject, the same person referenced above gave no indication that there’s an SD Card slot elsewhere on the device.

The current generation iPad does not come with an SD card slot although users can utilize the $29 camera connection kit to transfer photos from an SD card to the iPad.

One thing to note here is that if the slot in the left upper slot is for the micro-SIM then it appears to be quite big for it unless the case is a fake.

Have you bought the camera connection kit? Were you looking forward to the SD card slot in the next generation iPad?

[via AppleInsider]

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