Rumor: iPad 2 Coming Out By End of February 2011
According to Digitimes, the next generation iPad may begin shipping at the end of February 2011. As you all remember, the iPad wasn’t available till April, so if what they’re reporting is indeed true, this event would come in two months earlier than expected.
The sources pointed out that the iPad 2 will ship as soon as the end of February in 2011. Apple originally planned to start mass production in January, but because the device’s firmware is currently still in testing, Apple has been postponing the schedule. Since Foxconn’s new plants in Chengdu are still in pilot production, iPad 2 will be mainly supplied by its Shenzhen plants, while the company’s upstream component partners have all been notified of the shipments schedule.
Digitimes has been a good reliable source of information in the past, so take it for what it’s worth and begin to save up your money for that iPad 2 now! If it becomes available in February, then you’ll be that much ahead of everybody. If not, then you can continue on saving that money for those much needed accessories!
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