iPad 2 already in production, no retina display?

iPad 2 will be thinner and lighter, and will come with a faster processor, more memory and a more powerful graphics processor

The iPad 2 rumours are flying thick and fast at the moment, and the latest is that Apple's new version of its tablet computer is already in production.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, the iPad 2 will be thinner and lighter than the original, and will come with a faster processor, more memory and a more powerful graphics processor.

The article quoted "people familiar with the matter" and also said the second-generation iPad will have a front-facing camera in order to utilise Apple's Facetime feature. It also claims that the resolution of the iPad 2's display will be similar to the first iPad, ruling out the inclusion of Apple's retina display used on the iPhone 4.

The iPad 2 is widely expected to be announced by Apple this month, with a likely Australian launch set for April or May, almost a year since the first iPad debuted down under. It is expected to compete with a range of new Android tablets in 2011, headed by the Motorola Xoom.

Apple has sold 14.8 million iPad's worldwide since its launch in 2010.

What would you like to see in the iPad 2? Let us know in the comments below!

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