The cycle of events continues unabated. Its as if the clone experts were just waiting for the real thing – the iPad 2 to emerge. And once that did take place, the clone of the new Apple tablet is out too. The job does look convincing and bears a lot of similarity with the original. So the cloned piece is also almost just as slim as the original iPad 2. What is even more brazen is the inclusion of the famous partly eaten Apple logo, Apple name and iPad branding all on display at the rear of the tablet.
However, while all of these along with the striking external similarity with the real iPad 2 does make the clone a lot convincing, things are likely to be just as diverse on the interiors. The cloned tablet might have the same resolution as well as the 4:3 aspect ratio of the original iPad 2 but it will be really surprising if the tablet also includes the dual core A5 CPU or the iOS 4.3 operating system. Full specification are yet to come by though a dual core processor (of any make) will surely make things a lot more interesting.
So while it is a matter of serious debate whether the iPad 2 knock off will ever match up to the performance of the real thing, what seems certain is that the cloned thing will only be available within the Chinese shores or its vicinity all its lifetime.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email