When Is The New iPad Coming Out?!?!?!?!

ipad pic When Is The New iPad Coming Out?!?!?!?!

If you’re looking for a couple of clues click more…….

I was hoping the new iPad would come out in time for Santa to have in under my tree, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. In my quest to get at least one concrete clue surrounding the release of the new pad that’s rumored to have a camera (OMG) I turned to the Houston Chronicle and found a very interesting article on the Tech Blog by with Dwight Silverman.

Apple announced the iPad in January 2010 and shipped it in early April. Presuming the company will stay true to form, you can expect the next version of the hit tablet to come early in 2011.In fact, DigiTimes – which covers the Asian electronics manufacturing business – reports that Foxconn has been told by Apple that it will begin shipping the iPad by the end of February:

Foxconn Electronics’ (Hon Hai Precision Industry’s) plants in Shenzhen, China have recently been notified they will ship Apple’s iPad 2 within the next 100 days with initial shipments to reach 400,000-600,000 units, according to sources from Taiwan-based component makers. However, Foxconn declined to comment on its products or clients.

The sources pointed out that the iPad 2 will ship as soon as the end of February in 2011. Apple originally planned to start mass production in January, but because the device’s firmware is currently still in testing, Apple has been postponing the schedule. Since Foxconn’s new plants in Chengdu are still in pilot production, iPad 2 will be mainly supplied by its Shenzhen plants, while the company’s upstream component partners have all been notified of the shipments schedule.

The item also notes that the iPad 2 is not expected to go on sale until April – a year after the first iPad hit the streets.

To read the rest of the Houston Chronicle article click here.

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