RUMOR: Apple to launch iPad 2 in April; Foxconn to ship initial units within next 100 days

Complete your iPad experience with ZAGGmate!“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,” Yenting Chen, Ninelu Tu, and Joseph Tsai report for DigiTimes.

“The sources pointed out that the iPad 2 will ship as soon as the end of February in 2011,” Chen, Tu, and Tsai report. “The sources expect shipments to drop significantly after the end of the January as the company begins to digest the inventory across the rest of the first quarter and then launch iPad 2 in April.”

More info in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]

18 Comments

  1. My Chinese grandmother heard from the boyfriend of a street rice vendor that a hospitalized Foxconn employee who failed to commit suicide found a coffee stained receipt partially shredded in a backstreet dumpster that Apple will launch ipad 2 on May 2nd. The note was written in Navaho.

  2. @ballmer LN

    how can the iPad 2 ship before it’s launched. Buffoon.

    Simple logistics really. Apple needs to get the product out to its retail outlets before there can be an product launch.

    Yeesh, no wonder you’re just a nut.

  3. “Do not buy the iPad since ipad2 is imminent.”

    There’s so many impatient people in the world that it won’t matter. Apple is the master of weakening your ability to delay gratification.

  4. @G4Dualie
    I’d seriously consider an upgrade to the latest Intel chip if I were you. Those PowerPC chips spinning away must have addled your brains.

    Apple has never, ever ‘stuffed its retail channels’ prior to an iPad or iPhone launch.

    Yeah your RAM must have shorted too you dickwad.

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