Apple iPad 2 display rumored to be lighter, but not higher res

Rumors have swirled for months about what the next iPad iteration will include. We even put together our own wish list. Today, an image of what may be the iPad 2 is making the rounds courtesy of a Mac-centric tech blog. Does it feature a higher resolution and fix the glare issues? posted the images – which you can view here – yesterday, comparing the original iPad with the alleged 2.0 model side-by-side. The new model appears slimmer, and the site reported that it’s noticeably lighter as well.

The shots alone do not provide information about what everyone wants to know: if the screen resolution is higher. Yahoo writes that a reader looked up the panel’s ID number and discovered it was the same as the original iPad’s 1024×768 display. However, it’s also worth noting that the iPad 2 has yet to be officially announced by Apple. Until it lets the cat out of the bag, file this as “rumor/pipe dream.” But if this is a hoax, it’s quite an elaborate one.

We’ll update this story if Apple offers a comment.