There are rumors that the next generation iPad, Apple's best selling tablet, will be launched sometime in the first quarter of 2012. The new model of iPad is expected to boast of a more powerful processor, a better display (Retina Display), better cameras and Siri, the intelligent, personal voice assistant that has made iPhone 4S a huge hit.

Will the new iPad launch as rumored? We don't know and, Apple, known for its corporate secrecy, hasn't made any official announcement, but, if you're one of those who can't wait for the new iPad to be released and have already bought the iPad 2 this Christmas, we have listed top 5 iPad cases (brands) you should seriously consider, if you haven't bought one already, to protect your new toy from the occasional knocks and drops.

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