WSJ: iPad 2 production is underway

You know rumors about an unannounced Apple product have reached critical mass when the Wall Street Journal chimes in. With the HP TouchPad now official, though, we’re all curious to see what kind of competition Apple has in store.

According to the Journal, which quotes anonymous sources familiar with the company’s plans, Apple has kicked off production of the second-generation iPad and plans to release it "in the next couple of months." The device will reportedly be available through both Verizon and AT&T. (Strangely, the report makes no mention of a Wi-Fi version.)

What about the hardware itself? The Journal expects a device "thinner and lighter" than the original with a faster processor, more memory, and "at least one" camera, but a display not too different from the current iPad’s. I guess all those stories about the iPad 2 featuring a high-density display like the iPhone 4 were, well… just stories. Then again, perhaps Apple has an HD version of the iPad 2 in the works, as well—that wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

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    • kamikaziechameleon
    • 9 years ago

    And apple doesn’t have legitimate competition yet, well played.

    • Trymor
    • 9 years ago

    “featuring a high-density display like the” – iPad 3?

    Didn’t Apple place an order for a ton of high-rez panels?

      • Xenolith
      • 9 years ago

      There is going to be an “iPad 2.5″ for the holidays. Higher rez is one of the speculations. A 7” model is also rumored.

    • Thresher
    • 9 years ago

    I saw some video at Engadget. I love the interface on this. It’s really very slick.

    My only concern is if there would be enough software development for it. Apple has the iTunes Music Store, but HP doesn’t really have anything at the moment.

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      Assuming that you’re talking about the HP tablet, a big part of the announcement yesterday was content: a complete book, music, movie & TV store (including everything from Amazon), as well as content deals with a dozen major publishers.

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    Can we get an update when the pads are mid-ocean?

    • Kurkotain
    • 9 years ago

    With competition coming up everywhere, i suppose the ipad needed an upgrade

      • BiffStroganoffsky
      • 9 years ago

      The only real competition Apple has is Apple. They just needed a refresh so their rabid followers can claim superiority…over the old stuff, and their owners.

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        So it’s like Scientology, you have to keep spending cash just to stay above your own fellows.

      • XaiaX
      • 9 years ago

      I think it’s more like “Apple releases pretty much everything on a predictable yearly cycle and it’s been almost a year so it’s time for the obvious to happen, again.”

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