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Apple looks set to release the next version of its iPad in February next year – that is if a claim bubbling up in Taiwan is to be believed.

DigiTimes reported today that iPhone and iPad manufacturing giant Foxconn has been told to build 400,000 to 600,000 units of Apple’s next iteration of its much-loved fondle slab in the next 100 days.

Component makers in Taiwan said Foxconn, which reportedly declined to comment, had received the notification from Apple to be ready to ship the units by February 2011.

It's understood that Apple had hoped to get the iPad 2 out the door next month, but testing of the gizmo’s firmware is still ongoing, according to DigiTimes.

The next version of the iPad is rumoured to come loaded with Apple’s FaceTime tech, a front-facing camera and chips that allow the fondle slab to run on both CDMA and GSM networks.

In November, Foxconn faced more worker protests, with about 7,000 staff members taking to the streets to protest against poor pay and plans to relocate some work to inland provinces.

Presumably that hasn't proved a stumbling block yet to production of the iPad 2 model. ®

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