December 10th, 2010, 21:43 PM
iPad 2 Rumors: 2 Cameras, Improved Specs
The iPad made its debut almost one year ago, and as its anniversary nears, more rumors are popping up, claiming a new Apple tablet is in the works sporting front- and rear-facing cameras. Unnamed sources within Apple's supply chain recently said a new iPad would be coming in early 2011 that, in addition to having two cameras, will be slimmer, lighter, and have a higher resolution screen, according to Reuters.
The Reuters report echoes previous speculation and rumor about the iPad 2. In November, Taiwan-based DigiTimes reported that production for iPad 2 will begin ramping up in February, presumably for an early spring launchafter all, Apple likes anniversaries and the original iPad launched on April 3.
Speculation about a front-facing camera for the iPad 2 has been debated since February after a Kansas-based computer repair shop discovered a camera hole in a replacement internal frame for the iPad. A front-facing camera on the iPad would enable FaceTime video chat on the tablet device similar to what is available on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers.
Full story: PC World