iPad 2 Spotted at News Corp.'s Launch Event for The Daily

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A sneaky Reuters reporter claims to have come across a working prototype of the much-anticipated iPad 2 at News Corp.'s launch of The Daily this morning. With a front-facing camera and thinner profile, the iPad 2 could be the hottest gadget this year if the success of its predecessor is any indicator.

The next version of Apple's popular tablet computer is expected to be announced in the next few months.

Manufacturing sources have said it will sport two cameras -- one in the front and one in the back -- enabling users to make video calls.

News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch along with Apple executive Eddy Cue unveiled the Daily, a digital newspaper created from scratch for the iPad at a press conference in New York's Solomon R. Guggenheim museum.

The Daily is Apple's first foray into subscription sales through its iTunes store after having spent a year in talks with publishers with little progress.

The iPad was released in April 2010 and became one the hottest gadgets of the year.

The company sold 14.8 million iPads in 2010, and could double that this year, analysts estimated.

The 10-inch touchscreen device proved to be hugely popular as a media consumption device, good for games, video and Web browsing.

Read the full story at Reuters.

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