iPad 2 to charge over USB when awake?

While most of the tech world is still reeling over the iPad 2 announcement today, there’s one detail that didn’t get much attention during Apple’s keynote, but it is mentioned on the company’s site:

The original iPad can charge over USB, but for some computers, only if the iPad is in sleep mode.

This limitation is outlined in a support document over on Apple’s site.
The tech specs do not spell out the specifics, but it may be that iPad 2 will be able to charge while turned on.

I am not sure how many people would use this, but I know I’d love to have the option of charging my iPad via USB while using it. Hopefully more info will come out in the coming days.

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