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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. DisneyRicky's Avatar
      DisneyRicky -
      Want one, but I probably won't end up getting one.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Quote Originally Posted by eman297 View Post
      true but the ipad when jailbroken can play flash

      Chrome os is is based on a web browser, thats why its ok
      You do not have to be jailbroken to play flash. The ability has been around for quite some time now on a stock firmware.
    1. eman297's Avatar
      eman297 -
      Quote Originally Posted by red_zone View Post
      Well it works well enough for basic browsing and some webapps

      and, it has flash, something the iPad will probably never have...
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      You do not have to be jailbroken to play flash. The ability has been around for quite some time now on a stock firmware.
      true they have skyfire which is awesome
    1. red_zone's Avatar
      red_zone -
      Quote Originally Posted by eman297 View Post
      true but the ipad when jailbroken can play flash

      Chrome os is is based on a web browser, thats why its ok
      Quote Originally Posted by eman297 View Post
      true they have skyfire which is awesome
      Jailbroken flash (frash) is pretty good...but there is no support for games


      Skyfire is ok...but not the best..
      Both are really good alternatives to flash


      Not trying to start a flame war either, guys.
    1. eman297's Avatar
      eman297 -
      Quote Originally Posted by red_zone View Post
      Jailbroken flash (frash) is pretty good...but there is no support for games


      Skyfire is ok...but not the best..
      eBoth are really good alternatives to flash


      Not trying to start a flame war either, guys.
      good job preventing a flame war

      your right about frash and skyfire, ive never heard of eboth but ill search it up
    1. red_zone's Avatar
      red_zone -
      Quote Originally Posted by eman297 View Post
      good job preventing a flame war

      your right about frash and skyfire, ive never heard of eboth but ill search it up
      Bahahah! eboth? Finger slipped :P
    1. eman297's Avatar
      eman297 -
      Quote Originally Posted by red_zone View Post
      Bahahah! eboth? Finger slipped :P
      hahahaha lol typo :P
    1. viriiguy's Avatar
      viriiguy -
      I already have buyers lined up for my current iPads
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by mjfurious View Post
      I am ready to pre-order this, but I might have to take a look at the motorola xoom.
      worst first post ever! jk, but seriously
    1. red_zone's Avatar
      red_zone -
      Quote Originally Posted by eman297 View Post
      hahahaha lol typo :P
      I suppose that that is the only downside to my CR-48....random typos and random page jumps
    1. Rios1er's Avatar
      Rios1er -
      After buying my father-in-law an iPad for x-mas I was very envious of him since I didn't have one myself. But knowing I was a few months away of the 2nd gen I decided to stick it out and I'm glad I did!.
    1. DeadGlory's Avatar
      DeadGlory -
      The Notion Ink? Really, I didn't say anything at first because I wanted to look into it. Watched about 10 reviews and I cant say im impressed at all. Also, is this some fly by night company that is going to be in a finger-hut magazine in five years?

      Not even comparing the Notion Ink to another Tablet I wouldnt buy that garbage.
    1. Snozberries's Avatar
      Snozberries -
      Quote Originally Posted by mjfurious View Post
      I am ready to pre-order this, but I might have to take a look at the motorola xoom.
      ugh. i've been hesitantly looking at the archos 101 (10 inch). all wifi, half the cost, usb mass storage port. SD slot. bad part is that it's effn android. i'm checking in to see if you can put iTunes on it.
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      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
      I never really notice it unless I'm trying to stream netlix or hulu or something. Other than streaming, I don't notice a major blow to it at all.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      3G models are that popular? I only know of one person with a 3G model and that was only bought bc he didn't know about tethering at the time.
      thats what i was wondering, i still dont know anyone else with ipad let alone a 3G, but maybe they are trying to make a push for them now
    1. Blaqk Roxstar's Avatar
      Blaqk Roxstar -
      Quote Originally Posted by mjfurious View Post
      I am ready to pre-order this, but I might have to take a look at the motorola xoom.
      I was thinking about getting the moto xoom as well but then I saw the price was going to be $800 and you have to agree to a 1 month data plan to activate wifi.
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by mjfurious View Post
      I am ready to pre-order this, but I might have to take a look at the motorola xoom.
      Me Too! Except for the part about the motorola thing, what is that...
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      It's spelt iPad not Ipad. Come on MMI!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by I Am Zak View Post
      It's spelt iPad not Ipad. Come on MMI!
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      That's better haha