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Official: iPad 2 launch on March 2nd

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2011 12:12 User comments (6)

Official: iPad 2 launch on March 2nd Apple has begun sending out invites for an iPad 2 launch event on March 2nd, confirming recent rumors.
The event will be at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts at 10:00 am, the same venue used for multiple launches in the past few years.

It is unclear what will be upgraded for the iPad 2, but most reports have the tablet adding a dual-core CPU, updated GPU, dual cameras and a slimmer form factor.

The invite teases "Come see what 2011 will be the year of," although arguably 2010 was the year of the iPad, with the tablet crushing all sales estimates on route to 15 million units sold. Apple is expected to sell 40 million iPad/iPad 2 units this year even as it faces increased competition from Android, WebOS and BlackBerry tablets, all of which will make their true debuts this year.

John Gruber of Daring Fireball subtly noted last month that Apple may be moving to a 6-month release schedule for their popular iPad tablet, meaning the iPad 3 could be ready by the end of the year, as well.

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6 user comments

123.2.2011 16:37

Apple has begun sending out invites for an iPad 2 launch even on March 2nd, confirming recent rumors.
I think you mean event.

223.2.2011 20:17
n5zbj
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Looking forward to the new iPad2

324.2.2011 17:53

It's not being released on March 2nd.


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424.2.2011 23:01
iPhan
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Originally posted by Mik3h:
It's not being released on March 2nd.
Yes we know, but thank you for this excellent analysis.

525.2.2011 11:14

I read about this on Engadget the other day... The SD mem card slot was scrapped at the 11th hour (engineering issue).


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625.2.2011 16:35

If the IP2 will be on market say by april and ip3 with in 6 months dose that make ip2 a IP1.5 or will it have a whole new set of features? I'm ready to purchase when it is on market but not if there are more features 6 months later. What are new features besides camera; usb, skype capabilities what. Need for trip in late April to Doha.

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