What is the iPad 2 (2nd generation) release date?

Apple has been refreshing iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPod touch annually. If the company stays on schedule, the iPad is due for an update in April 2011. To review:

The original iPad was revealed on January 27, 2010. Pre-ordering dates were announced on March 5, 2010. Pre-orders in the US began on March 12, 2010.

The original iPad Wi-Fi only shipped in the US on April 3, 2010. This was followed by the iPad Wi-Fi + 3G model on April 30, 2010.

International pre-orders began on May 10, 2010 and the iPad first shipped to nine additional countries on May 28, 2010.


Apple has announced that the iPad 2 will ship in the US starting on Friday March 11, 2011.

Additional countries will see the iPad 2 on March 25, 2011. These include:

Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Italy
Ireland
Hungary
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

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It seems unlikely that Apple would announce the iPad2 in January but not ship until April - it would cannibalize their own sales. With the first gen iPad Apple didn't already have a similar device on teh market - now they do. If they announce the 2nd gen in January people will stop buying 1st gen iPads in January.

I would expect no announcement until Apple is very close to being ready to ship units - probably no more than a week or two ahead of a shipping date.

The iPad was announced in January 2010... Not March 5th. So theres a chance a new iPad could be announced this January.

read slow it says "The original iPad was revealed on January 27, 2010"

read slow. hilarious.