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: