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  • iPad 2 Available Next Week: Rumor


    Following a report that iPad 2 production was backlogged, pushing the ship date of the refreshed tablet into the summer, we're now hearing indications that they'll be in stores as early as next week. AppleInsider is quoting the well-known "people familiar with the matter" as saying that at least some iPad 2s "will be in transit to retail outlets" during next Wednesday's announcement.

    Last week, Taiwanese research firm Yuanta said that there had been production problems with the second-generation iPad that would delay the release by as much as two months. Though most analysts thought these reports were overblown, both Apple and iPad manufacturer Foxconn saw their stock prices plummet. Twin reports on Friday, however, indicated that Yuanta was not just wrong, they were very wrong.

    A Jon Paczkowski post on the Wall Street Journal's Digital Daily blog quotes Barclays analyst Kirk Yang as saying that iPad 2 shipments would start in early April. Delays past the original estimate of March are due to "production line setup and training," not any production problem, Yang said. But AppleInsider, which true to its name has multiple sources inside the company, says that Apple is greasing the skids for a major product rollout in the second half of next week. According to AppleInsider's insiders, they are "preparing several of its operating segments to perform functions during the second half of next week that are representative of nothing short of a large scale, consumer-oriented product roll out (not just an announcement)." Though this is clearly just hearsay, AppleInsider notes that these sources have "consistently provided accurate information" about Apple's plans and timing.

    The bottom line is that it would make no sense for Apple to announce a new tablet - at the same time Motorola 's working on building up buzz for the Xoom - that it couldn't deliver for a month or more. In an increasingly competitive environment, Apple can't afford to wait. So while we don't know if the report is true, it would be the right move for Apple, and their choice of Wednesday for the announcement more likely than not reflects their confidence that they can get iPads on the street quickly.

    Source: AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad 2 Available Next Week: Rumor started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      Can't we all just get along?
    1. Kyle_Irish's Avatar
      Kyle_Irish -
      yeah the specs on the xoom are sick. but way overpriced. hopefully the iPad 2 will be good enough to compete specs wise.
    1. donozo's Avatar
      donozo -
      dude mate i can confirm THE IPAD 2G is reales next week my brother on facetime and he works at apple in the US the apple guys had a meeting about the release and they stated it realse next week so im gladly to say agian it is release next week


      ps you might have to get in the frontline now there gunna be a huge que
      and im going to be the first in the line ohh maybe not
    1. INeed2Know's Avatar
      INeed2Know -
      I guess Android and iOS don't always have to compete. They're all just trying to move technology forward.
    1. chubbypickle's Avatar
      chubbypickle -
      The sheer fact that the iPad is still relevant and competitive after being on the market for so long is astonishing to me.

      At this point there is no doubt to me the xoom has more features and better overall specs than the iPad but we are only days away from iPad2 and if only half the rumors turn out to be true it'll be an amazing product. If past apple events are an indication of what we will see next week, they will likely give us a marginal upgrade with a lower price tag than the original. That alone should keep it competitive for the next 12 months, and bring the cost of other tablets down. A win win overall.
    1. chalingo13's Avatar
      chalingo13 -
      Man I've heard this many times in this site. Some one keeps posting it and yea it will eventually come out and probably in June Like all other apple products.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      The picture on the front is not the real iPad. The way you know is that it says iPad 2. 
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by ifabian View Post
      is that picture real ipad 2?
      No.  look up there
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Hey guys, I found the coolest hack for the motorola xoom. When you are about to post your message, quickly press alt-f4 on windows, or command-q on Mac!!! It really works!!! Once you do it you get iPad apps on your xoom!
    1. MLGKorno's Avatar
      MLGKorno -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Hey guys, I found the coolest hack for the motorola xoom. When you are about to post your message, quickly press alt-f4 on windows, or command-q on Mac!!! It really works!!! Once you do it you get iPad apps on your xoom!
      Why are you even trolling here?
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by MLGKorno View Post
      Why are you even trolling here?
      I wanted the ppl that like the xoom to quit safari or Internet explorer, obviously.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      All of the other tablets are overpriced and under featured. I get to test most of them and have noted the same :]

      iPad did not come out in June last year...it came out in April :]

      hahaha...AGREED! Im not sure how the other tablet makers plan on competing with higher prices and inferior OS?? Weird!! Lower the price for the inferior Droid tablet and you just might compete...but never outsell our outdo...hahahahha!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Hey guys, I found the coolest hack for the motorola xoom. When you are about to post your message, quickly press alt-f4 on windows, or command-q on Mac!!! It really works!!! Once you do it you get iPad apps on your xoom!
      What?? Why did you post that?
    1. iCR4C's Avatar
      iCR4C -
      Man they do look so tempting..


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    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      Ok. I love that picture. Be pretty cool if the new one looked like that
    1. capufo's Avatar
      capufo -
      Things I would love to see on a tablet computer.

      A freaking normal USB it would be nice to do school work and transfer it to a flash drive by just plugging It in or been able to plug my camara directly to it no mini USB etc come on what is out there using the most regular USB drive or mini USB ..... I would said USB that's the only reason why i didn't get an iPad bit if they ever add that to it shoot I'll be the first one on the line.


      Btw I don't have an iPad and it trully seens to me that it's just an over size iPod touch just with bigger apps but people like it cuz it runs really smooth and doesn't lag. Should apple make an iOS for iPad only ?? And add more stuff to it? Yeah they should but that's only up to them to decide.

      About the xoom apps? Well when the apps store first came out there weren't many apps and like any firmware update eventually developers will start to upgrade their apps also I don't think that will happen that fast since the os Is exclusive for verizon but only time will tell what happens right?
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Im ready to order!
      i know right, hopefully this will be the case tomorrow