Speculation About New iPad Features: RFID/NFC, 7″ Screen, and Carbon Fiber Body

Posted Feb 5, 2011

Some speculative details have been leaked about the new iPad from an iLounge source. The source claims that features of the new iPad will include RFID/NFC, a new carbon fiber material, and a 7-inch screen.

1. RFID/NFC – Apple is developing new technology that can communicate with near-field radio chips.

2. The source at iLounge said to be cautionary about the new body material rumor. The rumor is that Apple may be using carbon fiber instead of aluminum for the next iPad version to reduce the weight. Apple also has a patent on it.

3. The last rumor is that the next iPad version will have a 7-inch option, not just a 10-inch option.