Rumor: iPad 2 Coming Early Next Year

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According to a report on Tuesday from the DigiTimes, the latest rumor states that the next generation iPad could begin shipping as early as February. The original iPad tablet from Apple Inc. was just released this past April and according to electronics makers the next generation of the tablet could arrive in early 2011.

The DigiTimes report is based upon comments from unknown sources at Foxconn Factories in China, where the electronic components of the iPad are produced. The sources said that the next tablet, known as iPad 2, is reportedly scheduled to begin mass production in January.

Apple sold 4.19 iPads during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2010 and the company, according to the report, is planning to produce between 400,000 and 600,000 iPad 2s for release in 2011.

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