The iPad 2 will go on sale as planned this Friday, despite suggestions that Apple would delay its launch amid supply shortages.
Speculation that the second-gen Apple tablet wouldn’t land in Europe on the appointed date arose after key component manufacturers’ factories were caught up in the Japanese earthquake disaster. Unprecedented demand for the slate in the US, where it is already available, was also cited as a factor likely to prompt Apple to postpone the international iPad 2 launch.
However, all that seems like so much bunk today after Cupertino issued a statement that it is pressing ahead with the release of the iPad 2 on March 25th.
A spokesperson told Tech Radar: “Everything that is on the website still holds true; the website says 25 March and that's when it'll be."
T-Mobile, Orange, 3 and Vodafone will be offering the iPad 2 on monthly contract deals. Somewhat surprisingly, Apple’s original iPhone partner O2 has ruled itself out for the time being.
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