With the announcement made Apple has started the manufacture of the latest Ipad version or so called Ipad 2 which is lighter and thinner. This news has been confirmed by the Wall Street Journal. Further improvements of the product will include a built-in camera and also increased memory capacity. The camera according to Reuter’s report last December is similar to that of the iPhone 4 and the iPod Touch 4G where in it is present on both in the front and at the back. In addition, the same screen resolution is kept by the Ipad 2 same as the first Ipad version. Distribution of the device will be managed by wireless carriers namely AT&T and Verizon.
The presence of the front camera in the IPad 2 is attributed to the FaceTime video chat feature of both iPhone 4 and also the latest iPod touch 4G and now in Mac computer and laptops. Critics conceived this as a good incorporation because Facetime can now be used with other Apple products.
There is also a projected increase in demand with the enhanced feature as the previous version had 14.8 million iPads sold since its launch last year. With the increased demand and positive feedback from the target market, other companies also produced or planned to produce their own tablet computers. These companies include Samsung, Motorola, HP and Dell. There is also the entry of Google into this market given that it enhances Ipad 2’s competitor products through its Android 3.0 Honey Comb operating system.