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  • iPad 2 Announcement This Month, Shipping in March?


    The rumor mill is getting closer to settling on an announcement date for the iPad 2. According to a report from MacOkatara, which has occasionally provided accurate intel from the Asian supply chain, Apple will hold "a small event" to announce the next-generation tablet at the end of February. This report suggests the iPad 2 will be available - at least in the US - some time in March. A separate report states that more than half of the first run will be 3G devices.

    During the Chinese New Year, from February 3rd to February 17th, "everybody goes home" from the cities where China's electronics manufacturers are located. As a result, MacOkatara notes, production has halted on the iPad 2, and is not expected to resume until after the holidays. According to supplier checks, five million second-generation iPads will ship in the first run of manufacturing, with most of those being 3G models. Ming-Chi Kuo told AppleInsider that 38% of the first production run will be WiFi iPads, with 46% UMTS (AT&T compatible) WiFi+3G units and the remaining 16% shipping with Verizon compatible CDMA 3G radios.

    The source for MacOkatara's late-February announcement is unknown, but it's in line with other reports that indicate that production has already begun, and increasing numbers of accessories and replacement parts making their way to third parties. The second generation iPad is expected some time around the one-year anniversary of the original model on April 3, and it makes sense that Apple would move the released date up a bit to steal some of the thunder from tablets just now being released by competitors.

    Source: MacRumors, iPad 2 mockup image via MIC Gadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Announcement This Month, Shipping in March? started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 66 Comments
    1. red_zone's Avatar
      red_zone -
      Quote Originally Posted by I Am Zak View Post
      It's spelt iPad not Ipad. Come on MMI!
      Thank god im not the only one that finds that annoying
    1. ImStrapped's Avatar
      ImStrapped -
      I've been holding off on iPad one cause it's just missing too many features for me to get it. Hopefully iPad 2 makes a difference...otherwise, PlayBook, here I come lol
    1. unklbyl's Avatar
      unklbyl -
      Quote Originally Posted by powa View Post
      wouldn't tethering from let's say ur iphone to your ipad make the battery goes faster as well? I mean on the iphone
      Yes, the battery does get used up faster, but use pda net, only one channel, and weakest setting, because you are broadcasting about six to 20 inches, have your phone plugged into the car, and your ipad running, and it works fine. That is what I do with maps, because my kids love to see the "car" drive on the map as we are driving around. plugging the iphone AND the ipad into the same car plug via a USB port makes the ipad try to connect to the iphone, and it does not work too good. The new PDA net supports USB, so maybe that would be a solution., but the ipad does not charge.
    1. iPhoneThereforeIAm's Avatar
      iPhoneThereforeIAm -
      Quote Originally Posted by ImStrapped View Post
      I've been holding off on iPad one cause it's just missing too many features for me to get it. Hopefully iPad 2 makes a difference...otherwise, PlayBook, here I come lol
      BTW, is that gunna run Android aswell - 'cos it's gunna need to with no BB-market.
      Lovely HW spec's, mind.
      Be nice to see how physical interaction stacks up against the iPad.
    1. ImStrapped's Avatar
      ImStrapped -
      Ahh I've been waiting soo long lol come on. Although I need flash
    1. red_zone's Avatar
      red_zone -
      Quote Originally Posted by ImStrapped View Post
      Ahh I've been waiting soo long lol come on. Although I need flash
      Flash on the iPad will probably never happen