Apple has set the wheels of production for the iPad 2 in motion, according to a report on The Wall Street Journal today. The report mysteriously cites â€œpeople familiar with the matterâ€ as saying that Apple has already started production on the second version of the iPad. The WSJ says that according to their sources, many of the rumours that weâ€™ve been hearing over the past couple of months are actually right on the money, as the iPad 2 will be thinner, lighter, have a faster processor and more memory, as well as a front-facing camera. The report doesn't mention a back-facing camera, although thatâ€™s not to say it wonâ€™t still have one. And although the new iPad will have a more powerful graphics processor, the screen resolution will be â€œsimilarâ€ to that of the current iPad, so it looks like those recent rumours that said that the iPad 2 will not be getting a Retina Display were correct.
Very interestingly, The Wall Street Journal says that it has also learned that the new iPad will only be available via Verizon and AT&T, and not Sprint Nextel or T-Mobile USA, or any other provider, for that matter.
Needless to say, Apple declined to make any comment on the report!
Source: Apple's New iPad in Production - WSJ.com