Will An iPad 2G With FaceTime Ring In 2011?

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The next generation of iPads could arrive in the first three months of 2011, if reports from overseas parts suppliers are to be believed.

Digitimes quotes Taiwan-based companies such as TPK Touch Solutions, WinTek, Cando, and Cimei Innolux that iPad-sized, ultra-thin glass-based touch panels are in the validation stages with Apple.  The panels are scheduled to ship early in '11.

Additionally, sources close to Apple's future plans insist that the next-gen tablets will get FaceTime functionality, part of a company mandate to put the videoconferencing system on all iProducts.

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