The Mysterious Case of the "iPad 2" Cases

Protective cases purportedly made for a new version of the iPad, posted for sale on Chinese e-commerce site, have fueled some of the latest speculation about the rumored sequel to Apple’s red-hot tablet computer. In fact, they drew enough attention that someone with pull appears to have objected to the listings.

Apple has yet to publicly disclose any plans for an iPad 2. But gadget bloggers in the last week seized on pictures from, a trading platform for smaller businesses in and outside China, as evidence of the new features that a second-generation iPad might have. In particular, they said the cases proved that the iPad 2 will include a camera on its back surface, since circular holes were depicted on the backs of the mostly silicon cases in the Alibaba listings. The cases were priced at a few dollars or lower and available in colors including bright pink and green.

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