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The iPad might be the hot tech gift this holiday season, but prospective iPad buyers may want to wait for January as rumblings about a new iPad are starting to surface.
Apple has sold 7.46 million iPads as of late September, and the company appears to be counting on a big holiday season for its popular tablet device. The iPad is already available through Apple as well as major retail partners such as Best Buy and Wal-Mart. We’ve also heard that discount department retailer …

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iPad 2 with FaceTime video calling is coming ahead of schedule according to Apple Insider who cite “a person with proven knowledge of Apple’s future product plans”. They say Q1 of next year, but perhaps as soon as before the holiday season.

Q1 2011 wouldn’t really be ahead of schedule, however, as that’s pretty much when we expect them. (iPad was announced at the beginning of Q1 2010 and shipped just after the end of Q1, not a huge difference). Before the holidays of this year, …

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Apple’s iPad is unlikely to endure the company’s traditional 12-month product cycle for iOS device refreshes before seeing its first major enhancements, AppleInsider has been told.
A version of the tablet device with a built-in video camera and support for the new FaceTime video conferencing standard has already progressed to the advanced testing stages, according to a person with proven knowledge of Apple’s future product plans.
Though the inaugural fleet of iPads has seen surprising momentum that’s kept them out of a supply-and-demand balance since …

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Our money is on the next model iPad including a built-in camera. More evidence has surfaced that Apple plans to integrate a camera into the iPad, or that the company abandoned plans to include a camera in the first generation while keeping it as an upgrade plan for next year. AppleInsider reports that Apple’s iPad management profile policies clearly indicate settings for camera restrictions.

These profile policies are available to corporate users to configure the iPad for employees in the field. Some …

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Apple’s new FaceTime video calling software is only available for the iPhone 4 at the moment. That makes sense, since it’s the only mobile device from Apple (not counting laptops) which has a front-facing camera. But Boy Genius Report has uncovered some details that seem to sugest that FaceTime will eventually be available for the iPad and iPod touch as well.
There are two somewhat surprising things about that. First, that probably means that new versions of both devices are in the works, complete …