100 days and counting - iPad 2 ready to set sail
Yes, more vaguely interesting Apple news - as if you hadn't have guessed already, you're never far away from it. Following yesterday's galaxy-shattering announcement that the white iPhone4 will be on sale some three seasons after it was promised, we can now exclusively reveal* the iPad version 2 is officially on its way. Soon. Well, in about 100 days, give or take.
Manufacturers Foxconn Electronics are due to begin shipping the second version of the Jesus tablet at the end of February, with between 400,000 and 600,000 units due to shipped. That fits a similar pattern to the availability of the original iPad earlier this year; a launch at the end of January with the product going on sale in the US from the beginning of March.
Apple has sold over 7 million iPads since its launch, and is expect to sell a similar number in the last three months of 2010, through a combination of heightened Christmas activity and the various iPad deals subsidised by mobile service providers that are being announced.
* the news came from [Digitimes] and is in no way exclusive to Bitterwallet