iPad 2: FaceTime version in advanced testing

Apple could unleash new iPad models before Christmas.

Updated: Apple iPad 2 officially launches with front and rear-facing cameras, an dual core processor, and a slim new design.

The iPad 2 is already in advanced testing as Apple plots the release of a new version of the best-selling slate, replete with a front-facing camera and FaceTime skills. That’s according AppleInsider, which has had word from, “a person with proven knowledge of Apple’s future product plans.”

Word is that the new-look iPad will land during the first quarter of 2011 at the very latest, although the inside source claimed that Apple has been pushing internally for a release this side of Christmas.

That would coincide with the release of iOS 4.2, which is being built specifically with the iPad in mind. During Apple’s recent iPod event, Steve Jobs accidentally let slip that HDR photos would be part of iOS 4.2 on the iPad (as you can see in the clip below), so surely a snapper of some sort needs to be built in first.

This certainly fits with other gossip placing the iPad 2 before the ‘holiday season’. What do you reckon? Is it too soon for a new iPad? Tell us your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Via AppleInsider

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