Speculation: iPad 2 Expected to Launch in Early April

With the introduction of the Verizon iPhone now behind us, the buzz around the upcoming iPad 2 is gaining momentum.

According to a speculative piece by the German Apple-focused website MacNotes.de, the release date for the next iteration of the iPad in the United States could be either April 2 or April 9, 2011. This prediction aligns with the annual release pattern observed for the iPhone and other Apple products, reminiscent of the original iPad’s debut on April 3, 2010.

The source cited by MacNotes.de suggests that the new iPad will feature a Retina Display, though it is unlikely to reach the 326 pixels per inch density of the iPhone 4 and the latest iPod touch.

Additionally, it is expected to include cameras on both the front and back, as well as a USB port.

The report also touches on the sales strategy for the new iPad, indicating that it will initially be available exclusively in the US for the first three months and exclusively through Apple Stores for possibly up to six months. International sales are projected to start in July 2011, with broader U.S.

retail availability, including chains like Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart, potentially beginning around October.

[via MacRumors]

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