iPad 2 case appears at CES with a mockup iPad 2 in towAlex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Purported iPad 2 cases have been appearing and disappearing lately, but last night we got the best case shots yet along with a nice surprise inside. A company by the name of Dexim had an iPad 2 case on hand that actually had an aluminum mockup iPad 2 inside of it, which was thinner and fit the iPod Touch-like description we've heard in the past, and it also had a home button that was closer to the bottom edge of the device. The case also had cutouts for all of the new features we're expecting in the iPad 2, like cameras and a larger speaker.
Considering how many different cases we've seen pop up with the same basic design, it seems like a pretty safe bet that the new iPad 2 will have a new form factor, cameras, and a new speaker, too. After all, why would all of these case makers go through the trouble of actually making products if they weren't sure what the iPad 2 was actually going to look like? Now Apple just needs to announce the thing, which could end up happening before the month is up. Just don't be shocked if the iPad 2 doesn't actually arrive on shelves until April.