Elton John Reveals iPad 2 Details

In two interviews, singer seems to demonstrate inside knowledge about new Apple device

February 7, 2011 3:45 PM ET
Elton John Reveals iPad 2 Details
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Elton John has become an unlikely source for inside information about Apple's iPad 2. In two recent interviews, John explained that though he is a Luddite, he intends to get an iPad 2 in April so that he can Skype with his infant son Zachary while he's away from home.

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Though it has been speculated by some tech bloggers that the second generation iPad will include cameras that will enable video chatting, Apple has yet to announce a release date or any details about the device. John could just be parroting what has heard from online reports, or it could be that he has an inside source at Apple.

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Though John's loose lips about the new iPad may be irritating to those at Apple who prefer to enforce pre-release secrecy, it could turn out to be a great endorsement for the product. After all, it's not every day that a technology-averse world famous musician insists that he needs a specific device to keep in touch with his new child.

iPad 2 with video-calling tipped for April release... by Elton John [Crave]

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