Amazon webpage showing iPad 2
An Amazon web page showing the iPad 2. The listing was removed after first reported its existence.

Apple iPad 2 was spotted on Amazon's German website by, but the listing seems to have been quickly removed.

The removed listing showed that the new tablet will feature a 1.2 GHz processor, Thunderbolt input/output technology, a camera and was priced at €499 ($690) for 16 GB version. The list showed iPad 2 will be available from Amazon on March 17.

The Amazon webpage image also showed Apple iPad 2 is going retain the same 9.7-inch display as in the first generation iPad. The 16 GB price is close to the present iPad's, which should give stiff competition to the Motorola Xoom's price of $799. Moreover, if the predictions are true then the 1.2 GHz to be featured in the new Apple iPad 2 could make it the fastest tablet on the market.

The new Thunderbolt I/O was recently introduced in the MacBook Pro to support high-resolution displays and high performance data devices through a single port. Thunderbolt technology is the collaboration between Intel and Apple. The data transfer offered in Thunderbolt is 10 Gbps which makes it two times faster than USB 3.0 and twelve times faster than FireWire 800.

Earlier rumors which surfaced in the web showed the new iPad is expected to feature 512MB DRAM and will come with a 2048 x 1536 display. Other features expected in the iPad 2 are FaceTime, iOS 4.3 and a new ARM A8 processor (or A5 CPU processor) which will feature the memory and graphics chips embedded in a single chip.

Also previous reports from the 9to5mac web site that Apple is readying their new iOS 4.3 featuring the Photo Streaming file system. Photo Streaming allows users to set up Photo Streams and invite others to view the pictures as one takes them and upload them to a service.

Moreover, MobileMe, an online service offered by Apple, is expected to connect to a feature within it known as Find my Friends, where users can view their friends on the same map. This seems like an act from Apple to introduce their own social networking feature to compete with Facebook.