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The second-generation iPad won’t be the game-changing tablet iFans are hoping for, an Apple insider has claimed.

Today sees the launch of the iPad 2, bringing to an end months of speculation over the device’s specs and feature set as Apple looks to see off challenges from Android powered slates in the nascent tablet market.

However, if an unnamed source cited by Cult of Mac is correct, we ought not to get too excited just yet. According to the shadowy character, the tablet has been beset by manufacturing problems and won’t be anything like as exciting as the tech press rumour mill suggests.

He stated: "For the iPad 2 don’t get your hopes up too high. That’s all I’m going to say.

“They’ve had a number of problems along the way, and the third-generation iPad is the one to make a song and a dance about.”

News of his scathing remarks come amid speculation that Apple CEO and all-round showman Steve Jobs will suspend his sabbatical to present the device to an expectant world.

Jobs has been taking a break from his day to day duties at the Cupertino-based tech giant since January, following the return of persistent health problems.

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