As we have
predicted Steve Jobs is planning to ditch the first model of the iPad earlier than expected. Normally Apple changes its models once a year to make sure that people regularly pay it large sums of money to stay up to date.
However according to AppleInsider
, Jobs has seen the competition he is going to get from Android tablets and wants to head them off at the pass. This means releasing a version of the tablet that has all the things that the Android machines have.
A version of the tablet device with a built-in video camera and support for the new FaceTime video conferencing standard has already progressed to the advanced testing stages. Apparently there is a plan to get the new tablet out by Christmas.
It seems that even Apple is a bit bemused by the iPad as it has done very well without having a reason to exist yet.