In what would be a pleasant surprise, sources indicate that Apple may ship and make the iPad 2 available for sale very quickly after the March 2nd event.
The general release expectation has been late March or mid to late April 2011, but Apple is reportedly coordinating various divisions in a way to ship the device almost immediately, instead of just a product announcement.
AppleInsider reports that its contacts believe that “at least one version” of the new iPad may be shipping during the week of the iPad event. Such an accomplishment would be great for Canadians who had to wait over a month before the original iPad hit Canadian shores.
There are no specific reasons for why Apple may be able to ship the product immediately, but it may be that there are no major carrier agreements to work with, as with iPhone launches. The iPad 2 could simply mimic that of Mac computer and iPod launches, which are almost immediately available after their respective announcements.
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