As reported by MacRumors, according to German website MacNotes the next-generation iPad may launch in the first week of April, on the 2nd or 9th. The website reports that the iPad 2 will launch in the first “two Saturdays” of April. The first-generation iPad came out on April 3, 2010 – a Saturday.
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.
MacNotes also claims that the next-gen iPad will follow the same release pattern of the original iPad, with the US getting the device first and other countries to come in July. Last year, the iPad did come out in the United States first and European users were able to purchase it only during Summer. The iPad 2 should be available only in the US for 3 months, and only in Apple Stores for up to 6 months. Other retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy may have to wait until October to sell the new device. The first iPad, however, was available both through Apple and Best Buy at launch.
According to MacNotes, the iPad 2 will also get Retina Display, USB port and two cameras. The Retina Display they mention, though, won’t be of the same DPI resolution of the iPhone 4: it will sport a higher resolution, although no details have been provided by the source.
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