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Apple Confirms March 25th iPad 2 International Launch Date

by on March 22nd, 2011

The March 25th iPad 2 International launch date was recently confirmed by an Apple spokesperson. According to TechRadar, Apple confirmed the following for the UK:

“Everything that is on the website still holds true; the website says 25 March and that’s when it’ll be.”

Our own sources informed us that the iPad 2 launch will be debut at 8am across Apple Retail locations in Canada. Our source has been very reliable in the past, so the 8am launch should remain in place.

Official resellers such as Best Buy, are rumoured to be getting units at their regular store hours. Just like last year, many Canadian iPad enthusiasts have already planned where to line up and when.

[TechRadar]

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  • Fy1990216

    Hope I can get one on 25th…

  • http://www.patenttrademarklitigation.com/index.html Trademark Litigation

    Here is a similar story

    Apple has confirmed that the iPad 2 launch in the UK is still planned for this Friday, March 25, according to TechRadar. There was concern that the launch would be delayed due to supply issues, but an Apple spokesperson apparently says that the company is still following the date listed on the website, which means the UK will get iPad 2 on Friday afternoon. The launch definitely has been delayed in Japan, due to the Sendai earthquake and its consequences, but supposedly (according to an Apple Store employee) it’s on everywhere else, including Canada.

  • lemon

    Though Japan’s enrthquake and tsunami in Japan has also put pressure on component supply lines leading to further rumours of delays, but can’t effect much to March 25th for iPad 2 international launch except Japan, Apple always put everything into rule, so I believe just as said “Everything that is on the website still holds true; the website says 25 March and that’s when it’ll be.”

    P.S. Know everything about iPad 2 here.

  • http://twitter.com/mtlscream Steve Belisle

    According to Engadget this am…. who got the press release from Apple….
    iPad will be launch on friday march 25th at 5pm ???? Is it 8am in Canada or really 5pm ?
    CUPERTINO, California-March 22, 2011-Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its third post-PC device, will go on sale in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) beginning at 1 a.m. Apple today also announced that all models of iPad 2 will be available in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and additional countries in April.

  • Anonymous

    Apple just release a PR statement, 5pm launch with 1am online orders. Prices starting $30 cheaper than last year, beginning at $519 (see apple.ca/ipad)

    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2011/03/22ipad.html

  • Fshamsudin

    The starting price for the iPad 2 will be $519, here in Canada

  • Mike

    Your sources are wrong. please stop spreading misinformation in a desperate attempt for hits or to prove yourself correct.

    From the press release:

    CUPERTINO, California-March 22, 2011-Apple® today announced that iPad® 2, the second-generation of its third post-PC device, will go on sale in 25 additional countries this Friday, March 25. iPad 2 will be available at Apple retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers at 5 p.m. local time, and online through the Apple Store® (www.apple.com) beginning at 1 a.m.

  • http://twitter.com/mtlscream Steve Belisle

    My only question is…. 1am for Online store ?? we know 5pm (local time) for the Apple retail store….

    But for Online store it’s 1 am (What time zone ??).
    And if right now, in the US, they have 4-5 weeks for online order…. and In Canada we’re the last country with the time zone to get the iPad (on friday), will online order from apple.ca goes in the same line ? and we can expect to get iPad from online order in 6-8 weeks ?

  • Mike

    Confirmed Pricing:

    Wi-Fi -
    $519 (CAN) for the 16GB model
    $619 (CAN) for the 32GB model
    $719 (CAN) for the 64GB model

    Wi-Fi + 3G -
    $649 (CAN) for the 16GB model
    $749 (CAN) for the 32GB model
    $849 (CAN) for the 64GB model

  • James

    relax, they were just going with what they knew. now we know better.

  • Branden

    Is Walmart going to be selling the iPad 2 on Friday? Anybody know? What time?

  • Lerico

    Totally agree. Don’t be another Appleinsider and keep quoting / proving yourself.

  • Solomon

    Apple customer support are also giving misinformation regarding the release time. Some rep says 8am and some say 5pm.

    The press release should be the most accurate reference in my opinion, and other retail stores will follow these instructions to start selling the iPad

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Our sources were correct, actually. Internal docs showed 8am. Anyone who is
    ‘in the know’ can confirm this. We aren’t out to ‘create’ news like other
    sites out there. Apple switched it up, which they are known to do.

  • Kris

    Agreed – I’m guessing the change is the reason for the late release of time and price. Lots of rumours out of the UK the time got changed just in the last couple of days because of supply constraints and such.