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iPad 2 Launching Next Wednesday, March 2

By - Source: All Things D | B 29 comments

Are rumors that the iPad 2 has been delayed greatly exaggerated?

There’s been a whole ton of rumored launch periods for the iPad 2. First, it was certainly coming in January. Then rumors point to the end of January. As January ebbed away and February came barreling around the corner, speculation turned to the first week of February. This week, analysts were saying it could be June before we see the device because of production problems. However, here we are, with March nearly upon us, and there’s no new iPad.

Well, if multiple sources speaking to All Things D are to be believed, next Wednesday, March 2, will be the day. Kara Swisher says the event will take place in San Francisco, likely at the usual Yerba Buena Center, next Wednesday and that several sources close to the situation say the date is firm.

Let the countdown begin.

UPDATE: Apple event confirmed to be on March 2!

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    house70 , February 23, 2011 3:15 PM
    all the same to me, still waiting for the new Lenovo reviews.
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    sunflier , February 23, 2011 3:38 PM
    If March 2nd is true then why buy 1st Gen iPad? Anyone notice "Best Offers" ad selling 1st gen iPads to the right of the article? If 2nd gen iPads are on the horizon then those prices still seem steep to me.

    >just sayin
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    chaoski , February 23, 2011 3:46 PM
    March 2nd, Apple Hype is back on again. weeeeeeeeeee
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    RobinPanties , February 23, 2011 3:58 PM
    As far as I'm concerned, they can announce and ship it whenever they flippin' want, because, unless they announce that it's going to cost $300 or less... I won't be getting one...
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    chaoski , February 23, 2011 4:35 PM
    Make it $100 pricetag, and I wouldn't buy one. Heck give it to me and I will probably hand it over to a homeless guy. :D 

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    rpmrush , February 23, 2011 4:44 PM
    I don't see how a tablet can be more expensive than a netbook. It has inferior hardware and they run phone OS's thus far. I can see Apple being a hair more expensive than the rest due to the IPS panel, but other than that..they are all way overpriced!
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    icemunk , February 23, 2011 4:46 PM
    Watch it just be a press conference on March 2nd saying that it'll be here in June. Either way I'm waiting for Kal-El tablets
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    web11 , February 23, 2011 4:51 PM
    Thats because its an apple product. Crappy on the inside, pretty outside and sold for 4x more than its actually worth.
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    HavoCnMe , February 23, 2011 4:52 PM
    Just give Apple your banking info so every time something with a few new features comes out you can have it and say "look at my new ***** ** *hit i just got" :-)
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    pkadair , February 23, 2011 4:56 PM


    You have just stumbled upon economics 101, which is the very foundation that Apple uses in order to rape it's consumers (victims). Wiki planned obsolescence. Then google money-market economy.

    If you actually take this seriously then you will learn some pretty knowledgeable stuff. I commend you on being someone who is capable of noticing these things, because most people (95% of the population) overlook it their entire life. Kudos.
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    Anonymous , February 23, 2011 4:58 PM
    For those who diss the Ipad-I just have one thing to say to you-sux 2 be U :) 
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    Netherscourge , February 23, 2011 4:59 PM


    Why are they pushing these iOS things out so often? Why not just support the ones they have and wait a couple years to incorporate multiple new technologies into the next generation, rather than 1 every year?

    Makes no sense.
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    web11 , February 23, 2011 5:08 PM
    Because the sheeple will continue to buy their "new" products.
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    irh_1974 , February 23, 2011 5:10 PM
    I can barely contain my indifference
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    dillyflump , February 23, 2011 5:15 PM
    Mehhhhhh so the 2 means it'll cost twice as much as the first iPad, but with a few extra bits of outdated technology and a extra couple of apple logos.
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    christop , February 23, 2011 5:16 PM
    Add usb ports mini hdmi.
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    ta152h , February 23, 2011 6:24 PM
    It's sad to see so many people that can't make money complain about the iPad 2 because they can't afford it.

    I'm not an Apple fan, but even less of a fan of incessant whiners who think everything made in the world has to target them. Apple targets a different market, people that can make money and are willing to spend it for something they want.

    Forget price, either the iPad 2 is what you want or it isn't. If it's what I want (it isn't, in actuality), I would pay $700 or whatever, because working with a tool that I like working with is worth it to me. If I have to pay a couple hundred for that comfort, well, it's worth it. It's like buying more expensive food, when oat gruel or ramon noodles might do. You still buy the more expensive food, without whining about it.

    Also, despite the rants and such, Apple has been rated the most reliable computers made by several independent studies. I'm not sure I believe it entirely, but, they are not junk on the inside, at any rate.

    While I don't want an iPad 2, or iPhone, or anything Apple (and sadly, never had, except for a pretty Apple watch, and a nice mouse pad with a scantily clad girl on it), I always like companies that do something different, instead of drone companies like Dell and HP that don't do anything new, except create new emblems for their boxes.

    Intel and AMD are innovative, and are excellent. But their customers often lack vision and innovation when using their products. Apple at least makes efforts to create new stuff, and reach new people in a way that wasn't done or done successfully before. What's HP or Dell ever do, except copy Apple?
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    ericburnby , February 23, 2011 6:33 PM
    irh_1974I can barely contain my indifference

    So indifferent you can't resist coming into an Apple thread and posting. **yawn**
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    chrisjust98 , February 23, 2011 7:43 PM
    NetherscourgeWhy are they pushing these iOS things out so often? Why not just support the ones they have and wait a couple years to incorporate multiple new technologies into the next generation, rather than 1 every year?Makes no sense.


    Because technology changes more than every couple of years. That's why.

    TA152HIt's sad to see so many people that can't make money complain about the iPad 2 because they can't afford it. I'm not an Apple fan, but even less of a fan of incessant whiners who think everything made in the world has to target them. Apple targets a different market, people that can make money and are willing to spend it for something they want.Forget price, either the iPad 2 is what you want or it isn't. If it's what I want (it isn't, in actuality), I would pay $700 or whatever, because working with a tool that I like working with is worth it to me. If I have to pay a couple hundred for that comfort, well, it's worth it. It's like buying more expensive food, when oat gruel or ramon noodles might do. You still buy the more expensive food, without whining about it.Also, despite the rants and such, Apple has been rated the most reliable computers made by several independent studies. I'm not sure I believe it entirely, but, they are not junk on the inside, at any rate. While I don't want an iPad 2, or iPhone, or anything Apple (and sadly, never had, except for a pretty Apple watch, and a nice mouse pad with a scantily clad girl on it), I always like companies that do something different, instead of drone companies like Dell and HP that don't do anything new, except create new emblems for their boxes. Intel and AMD are innovative, and are excellent. But their customers often lack vision and innovation when using their products. Apple at least makes efforts to create new stuff, and reach new people in a way that wasn't done or done successfully before. What's HP or Dell ever do, except copy Apple?


    First smart post on here. Thank you. To all the whiners on here, don't buy the thing. No one cares if you can't afford Apples products. Us "victims" have disposable incomes and choose what to buy. No one has a gun to our heads when we buy one of their products. Call me a fanboy or whatev. It doesn't matter.


    Sent from my Windows 7 PC.
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    soldier37 , February 23, 2011 7:50 PM
    So true 99% of the whiners cant afford or even think of spending $700+ on one of these. Money better spent on beer and cigarettes for them I guess. LOL the poor...
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