Well, actually 9.7 inches, so apparently the forecasters who swore up and down that the iPad 2, supposedly to be released next month, would be downsized to 7" were wrong.
Apple Insider reports that Japanese blog MacOtakara's anonymous Chinese source said that the next-generation iPad units are already in production and the display size will measure 9.7 inches, as it does now.
New is a mysterious opening along the bottom edge to allegedly encase a large, wide-ranged speaker unit covered with metal mesh and not an SD slot or a USB port, as was previously thought.
Rumors of dual cameras were not confirmed, although Apple afficianado and Huffington Post blogger Jonathan Rettinger thinks the iPad 2 will almost certainly have front- and rear-facing cameras.
Aksarbent played around with an iPad at Best Buy and loved it, but was put off by Apple's absolute refusal to support flash on either iPads or iPhones or iPods.
Some people don't think this is such a big deal. Here, in geekspeak, is why: