Today a report from MacNotes.de indicates that the second-generation iPad is scheduled for launch in the United States on either April 2nd or April 9th. In other words, either of the two first Saturdays in the month.
As for the release of the second-generation iPad, if history is a guide, the device may closely follow that of the first iPad, releasing first in the USA for about a month before hitting Canada and other countries.
The report further provides details on device availability, stating that only Apple will carry the device for up to the first six months, with other retailers such as Wal-Mart and Best Buy having to wait until October 2011.
Reliable sources told us about the upcoming launch of the Apple iPad 2: the first or second Saturday in April will see the first sales of Apples new tablet. The iPad 2 will sell US-only for three months, and Apple Store-only for up to half a year. In July, more countries will follow. Walmart, Best Buy and Co. maybe have to wait until October until they are allowed to sell Apples new tablets.
The report also details information about new features, stating that the second-generation iPad will ship with a “retina” display, USB port, and two cameras. While a higher-resolution display is likely, along with the two cameras, the USB port is doubtful.
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