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Speculation Mounts that the iPad 2 Will Launch in US on April 2nd or 9th

Discussion in 'Apple iPad News' started by Maura, Jan 13, 2011.

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    MacRumors reports today on a story on a German website, MacNotes.de, that says that it has been tipped off by reliable sources that the iPad 2 will be launched in the US on either April 2nd or 9th. The report says that as with the launch of the first iPad in 2010, the next-gen iPad will be on sale in the US for at least three months before the first wave of international launches in July 2011. The sources also say that only Apple will be selling the iPad 2 for possibly the first six months after launch, with other retailers not getting their hands on stocks until October. The German site also lists some of the iPad 2’s specs, most of which we’ve heard about already (two cameras, Retina Display, etc), although it also mentions a USB port, which might surprise many. Apparently the iPad 2's Retina Display will not have as high a pixel density as the iPhone 4’s.

    Source: Next-Generation iPad to Launch in the U.S. on April 2nd or 9th? - Mac Rumors
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    I can't see the benefits of only releasing it in America before everywhere else. Does anyone have any idea why they would do this?.
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    supply and demand. Also, the whole apple exclusive for 6 months thing...is BS. I hate apple care and prefer best buys warranty that protects against EVERYTHING.
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    It's a bit academic anyhow - there will be plenty of grey imports available in the UK at least, and I've never heard of an apple store in the UK turning anyone away if presented with a grey for warranty work. That said, it is a little annoying - but there were markets that only got the 1st Gen iPad a few months back.

    Slightly ironic though that the London has the largest Apple store in the world, yet it sometimes feels like were second class customers when it comes to new hardware being released!
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    Because we Americans are all spoiled brats. ;)
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    B/c the USA is the greatest country in the world... any other questions?
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    And we like it that way.:D
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    How about the RAM memory size? Can we count on at least a 512MB RAM space? I am having some problems with large photos in RAW format using piRAWnha to work on large [30MB] RAW Canon files.
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    Just a way to pace sales down to production output levels, really...
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    I agree 512mb of ram space would be awesome. If the iPad 2 had this RAM size, it would dramatically shortened loading times and reduced crashes. Which seems to be happening far to often for my liken...
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    Because they are an American company. It's not anything against any other countries, it's just the "take care of your own first" philosophy.
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    Naah. I disagree. I think Apple have thought about it and it make sense. Try the new one out one the Americans. Then we can iron out the faults and only annoy the Americans. That way our British customers won't have any issues, as they are most important customers to us.
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    Apple has to do something about the price of the iPad, with both the Nook and Kindle being under $200, consumers are sometimes willing to sacrifice functionality for price...:confused:
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    Nook and Kindle are NOT Tablets. No comparison there...
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    sometimes i sit and wonder how much does the other companys drive this type of info release about some of the apple products ..

    plus give the fact that apple has been trying to make sure some of the features on the ipad has a long life in the battery use of the item ..so it my understanding of the socalled Iphone 4 front camera set up eats battery life very quickly ..so haveing to rechargeing phone battery is normal and apple did work very hard on the socalled battery life of the Ipad ..

    we will just have to wait and see on the socalled new features apple has bought out ..
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    Hadn't thought of that Henry, but you're right.
    New features like improved screen, cameras and even (if we're lucky) a new chip will all eat into battery life which is one of the iPads greatest assets.

    Still not long to go now.
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    The iPad came out April 4th so expect it to be around then.
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    Seriously???

    It's way UNDERPRICED....people would easily have paid $1000 for it. I think they made the right choice pricing it so low.

    Nook and kindle are single use e-ink devices...of course they will be cheap.
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    Don't expect any of those things.....128GB storage, maybe CDMA version, and maybe (not likely tho) cameras. That should be all we see by way of changes.

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