iPad 2 to go carbon fiber. Maybe. (See footnote.)
Daring Fireball's John Gruber has added some carefully hedged speculation about the iPad 2 going carbon fiber to the mix:
He also weighed in on some of the back and forth iPad 2 rumors, saying the hi-res display was never on the table and wagering SD wasn't either, so they couldn't have been "cut".
Given that the glass makes up so much of the weight and the batteries won't be getting lighter any time soon, would switching to carbon fiber really make enough of a difference that Apple would consider it? Or is just the ability to say "the lightest iPad ever" inc
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