Apple has finalised the firmware and hardware specifications for the second-generation iPad, and is planning a launch this Spring, according to reports.
News site DigiTimes claimed that Apple hardware manufacturer Foxconn is 100 days from starting full production of the iPad 2, and that around 500,000 units are planned for production before the launch.
Large-scale manufacturing had been due to start in January, but a last minute addition to the firmware has pushed the launch back to February at the earliest.
Apple still has over a million original iPad units in stock, according to the report, and will start running down its inventory in the new year.
The iPad 2 will to stick to the same 10in form factor, but is likely to have a camera built into the screen to allow FaceTime videoconferencing between Apple users.
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