SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28: A man inspects the iPad at the Apple store on George Street on May 28, 2010 in Sydney, Australia. Apple's new tablet media device went on sale in nine countries around the world today following its launch in the United States in April this year. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
After several iPad 2 sightings at various events, we are all relatively certain the device is in production, however, the Wall Street Journal confirms today that the next generation iPad is, in fact, currently being manufactured.
The latest iPad is reported to be thinner and lighter than iPad 1, have at least one camera on the front for video conferencing, have a faster graphics processor, but the screen will have the same resolution.
iPad 2 will be initially be available through Verizon Wireless and AT&T, but not any of the other major wireless companies, here in the United States.
Apple declined to comment, which is no big surprise, but production of the newest iGadget proves the company is moving forward even while their captain, Steve Jobs, is out on sick leave.
Apple has sold 14.8 million units of the current iPad, and you can bet they'll sell just as many of the next.