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Storied Second-Generation iPad Exists, WSJ Says

Olga Khazan |
February 8, 2011 | 9:34 p.m. PST

Senior Editor

Your recumbent, finger-tapping Internet experience is about to get even better. Apple is manufacturing the next generation iPad, "people familiar" with such things told the Wall Street Journal.

The new version will be thinner and lighter than the first, with "at least one" camera, and should be available on

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AT&T and Verizon.

Although actual names of sources seem to be more guarded than state secrets, several other news outlets have confirmed the existence of the iPad 2. Reuters said it saw the device at the launch for The Daily, News Corp's new iPad-only newspaper.

"A Reuters eyewitness saw what appeared to be a working model of the next iPad with a front-facing camera at the top edge of the glass screen," Reuters reports.

If the buzz is true, Motorola may face stiff competition when it releases its unpronounceable "Xoom" tablet in a few weeks, eWeek reports. The Android-powered Xoom would cost $799, a tough sell when a WiFi-only model of the original iPad is only $499.



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