Apple already has its next version of the iPad in production with foreign manufacturers, and the device will be thinner, lighter and have a front-facing camera, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Technology blog, which cites an article in the Wall Street Journal. [The WSJ is behind a firewall and the site may charge you to read this article.]
The front-facing camera is designed to make use of Apple’s FaceTime video chat program, the story says. The device will also have a faster processor, a more powerful graphics processor and more memory, although the new iPad won’t feature a very high resolution jump and the size of its display will be similar to the earlier version, the story says.
Both AT&T and Verizon Wireless will carry the device, but Sprint and T-Mobile won’t, the article adds.