The iPad2 is in production and should be appearing in shops “the next couple of months”, according to The Wall Street Journal.
It has been just under a year since the release of the first iPad and début tablet computer has been an unquestionable success for Apple. The gadget has recorded profits of $4.6 billion for the company, just under 20% of Apple’s profits last year.
The new iPad is expected to have front, and possibly a rear, facing camera, a faster processor than its predecessor and rumours also suggest that the iPad2 will be thinner and lighter than version one. Although, the price shouldn’t be any more than version one- with prices ranging from $500 to just over $800.
Apple has not even confirmed the existence of the iPad2, although more rumours say the table computer will officially be announced on Valentine’s day.
However, there is some confusion about the resolution of the gadget. The Wall Street Journal suggests that there will be no noticeable improvement over the iPad one – yet a tweet from BBC iPlayer engineer, Geoff Marshall, hints at an increased HD display. Marshall said that “HD content will look good” on the tablet.
Marshall’s Twitter account has been set to private but screen shots on ZDNet show. His comments come following a conversation on the microblogging site about the release of the iPlayer on iOS and Android mobile systems on February 10.