Apple to unveil iPad 2 a week tomorrow

Darren Allan

February 22, 2011

The flurry of media coverage surrounding the iPad 2 continues, after this morning’s stories about a possible launch for the end of next month.

That particular spate of speculation revolved around the fact that some retailers had sold out of the original iPad, such as the Carphone Warehouse who don’t have any 3G stock left. Orange and T-Mobile have also cut their up-front contract costs on Apple’s tablet, suggesting they’re trying to shift iPad stock before the sequel turns up.

This was countered by a report on Bloomberg Businessweek which said that in actual fact, the iPad 2 had been delayed due to alleged production bottlenecks at the manufacturer.

But now Reuters has quoted a source “familiar with the matter” who reckons this talk of a delay definitely isn’t true.

Moreover, All Things Digital has got the scoop on the firm date for the iPad 2 reveal, which will reportedly happen in San Francisco on March 2nd. Yes, a week tomorrow, which leaves the late March or early April arrival of the iPad sequel looking more likely.

If nothing else, next week it will be good to find out exactly what the revamped iPad contains. Apple has kept a tight lid on this one, although a thinner profile, faster processor and at least one camera is expected to be on board.


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